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A Couple Books about Montessori for Children

I obviously love to talk {and teach} about Montessori to adults! I spend a ton of time doing it and its become one of my life's passions. But, what about children? How do you teach children about Montessori? The answer for us has been children's books. Thankfully, there are a couple of great books that are all about Montessori the method, and Maria Montessori the person written for children. 


Each Autumn, I take out the couple that we actually own for my own children to read. I think its super helpful for them to see examples of their classrooms in action in a story setting. They can relate to the books in a much more meaningful way than some of the other "back to school" books on the market. Many of those feature an "authoritative" teacher and children sitting quietly in desks. And, this hasn't been their school experience. 

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Some books about Montessori for Children to consider: 
Maria Montessori is also featured in a couple books that compile stories about influential and extraordinary women including: 

If you're looking to share a little bit about Montessori with your children, any of these seems like a great choice!

Do you have any books to add to this list? 
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