READING RESOURCES


 

Suggested Reading

Lillard, Paula P. (1996). Montessori Today. New York: Random House. Order through NAMTA or from your local bookstore. ISBN 0-8052-1061-X, 207 pages, bibliography, index.
Describes Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood.

Lillard, Paula P.; Jessen, Lynn L. (2003). Montessori from the Start. New York: Schocken. Order through NAMTA or from your local bookstore. ISBN 0805211128. 304 pages.
What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self-formation.

Montessori, Maria. (1948). To Educate the Human Potential. Madras, India: Kalakshetra Publications. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
Describes the needs of the elementary-aged child in the process of acquiring culture.

Montessori, Maria. (1956). The Child in the Family. Chicago: Henry Regnery. Order Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company edition through NAMTA.
A series of short essays about the child, the family, and the school, with a philosophical
emphasis.

The Joyful Child Catalogue (for ages 0-3 yrs) found at www.michaelolaf.net

Child of the World Catalogue (for ages 3-6yrs) found at www.michaelolaf.net

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Lillard, Ph.D

Montessori Madness: A Parent-to-Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler. Trevor is a Montessori parent and writes in a friendly and approachable manner about the main aspects of Montessori and how they help children reach their potential.  Read an excerpt here!

Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents by Maren and Dana Schmidt

Maren and Dana are a mother-daughter team of Montessori teachers whose goal is to help parents understand Montessori and learn what to look for in a quality school.  Read an excerpt here!

 

Helpful websites:

www.montessori-namta.org

www.amiusa.org