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Montessori Resources

Are you looking for more information about the Montessori method? Here are some Montessori Resources to consider. Whether your family is just starting it's Montessori journey or has more information about the method, there are resources here for you. 


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This list will be updated as I find helpful sources of information! If you know of a resource that isn't listed here, please let me know, I would love to check it out.

Print Resources

Here are some of the amazing Montessori resources available in print. I know that there are many many more, and I will update this list as I am able to read and discover them. Unfortunately, many of the books are not available new, don't let that stop you from reading these great resources!

Maria Montessori's Work

There are many many books, articles, and speeches by Maria Montessori. Those listed here are what I have found most helpful and applicable to being a Montessori parent. You can find a more comprehensive list here

Secret of Childhood -- this is my favorite Maria Montessori text that I have read

The Absorbent Mind 

Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents - this is an excellent, small and accessible book if you are new to Montessori

From Childhood to Adolescence - this is a great book for understanding older children in the second plane of development

The Child in the Church

Montessori Education



Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fives -- this is a good resource for homeschooling families




Montessori Parenting


Learning Together: What Montessori Can Offer Your Family -- wonderful book for beginners, I would suggest starting here if you are brand new to Montessori 

The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three -- excellent resource for people with Infants 



How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way -- another great place to start if you are new to Montessori 


The Montessori Elementary: Continuing the Montessori Journey

The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being - amazing resource for Montessori parents both new and experienced 

Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six

General Parenting 

These are books that I find compatible with Montessori parenting, but aren't specifically targeted as Montessori. 







Online Resources

We are so fortunate to live in a time where so much information is at our fingertips! There are so many amazing Montessori resources available online. SO MANY. I will continue to update these as I find new ones. However, I have not included sites that mainly write about Montessori or Montessori-inspired activities. You can find so many great activities on Pinterest if you are looking! 

Infants 


Aid To Life

Nduoma Montessori

Montessori at Home


Midwest Montessori

How We Montessori


Parenting and Education


Child Development Institute of the Redwoods

North American Montessori Teachers Association

Association Montessori Internationale

MariaMontessori.com

Montessori Daoshi

Minnesota Montessori Network

Cosmic Montessori

Special Needs 

Every Star is Different

Videos 


Montessori Guide -- a collection of wonderful videos, my absolute favorites

Online Community 


Montessori 101 -- this is a Facebook Community where I am one of the admins  

Again, this is just a fraction of the resources available about Montessori online and in Print. I will update frequently! 

updated March 2017

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