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Useful Links St. Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association Association Montessori Internationale St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland AMI Montessori College Department of Education and Science Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development

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Recommended Reading on Montessori Education

Montessori, Maria (1949) The Absorbent Mind.  Madras, India:  Kalakashetra Publications Press.

Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. 
Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method.

Montessori, Maria (1936)  The Secret of Childhood.  New York:  Fides Publishers Inc.

An introduction, both practical and theoretical, including observations and insights into the nature of young children.

Montessori, Maria (1948)  The Discovery of the Child.  Madras, India:  Kalakshetra Publications Press.

Early writings of Dr. Montessori highlighting the materials and the work of the child in the primary class (ages 3-6).

Standing, E.M. (1957)  Maria Montessori:  Her Life and Work.  London:  Hollis and Carter

Covers Maria Montessori's life, how she developed Montessori education, its theoretical basis, and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.

Wolf, Aline, D. (1968)  A Parent's Guide to the Montessori Classroom.  Hollidas, PA:  Parent Child Press

Concentrates mostly on explaining the Montessori learning materials.  However, it does cover some aspects of Montessori philosophy.  It is targeted at parents of the three to six years age group.

Lawrence, Lynn (1998)  Montessori Read and Write.  London:  Random House

Gives parents a wealth of ideas of how to help their child in a fun, indirect way to acquire skills the child will need before reading and writing.  it also gives a basic understanding of the Montessori philosophy.


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