montessori must-have books

if i could do it over again,
instead of getting a masters in
information and telecommunications systems for business
i would have gone just down the road from
the johns hopkins campus in columbia
to loyola college
and gotten me a masters in education in montessori primary.

but alas,
i am where i am.
i did it the old school way:
reading and trying it out on my kids.

i’ve read a good majority of the montessori books out there,
especially the ones by maria montessori herself:

below are the few books
that i keep on tap
and reference often:

The Absorbent Mind
by maria montessori

Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
by lesley britton

Montessori Read & Write: A Parents’ Guide to Literacy for Children
by lynne lawrence

Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
by paula polk lillard and lyn lillard jessen

Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre-School Years (Teaching Montessori in the Home)
by elizabeth g. hainstock

Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fives
by david gettman

and to boot,
here is one of which i’ve only read the first chapter
because it was a free download from the author’s web site:

Montessori: The Science behind the Genius
by dr. angeline lillard

can’t wait to find it in the library,
’cause as a homeschooler,
i like to try before i buy.

enjoy and success!

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3 thoughts on “montessori must-have books

  1. Funny, I got my Masters in Software Engineering and wished I to would have done it in Montessori Education! I actually started taking Elementary Training courses last summer. I just found your blog so I will be taking a look tonight!

  2. Hey- I just found your site and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! i am going through david gettman’s book, which i find such a fabulous resource, and posting on how to implement his strategies on my blog. i have linked many of those activities to your blog since you are such a good example to others!!!
    keep up the great work!!!!

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