The Montessori Method

Recommended Reading for Parents

There is a sea of wealth available in terms of reading and resources on the Montessori method, philosophy, teachings, and Montessori in the home.

An obvious starting point would be Google and You Tube searches; we have helped to narrow down the search and have included below a couple of publications, which are invaluable resources for parents and helpful links to further information.

Also included below is a listing of some of the leading books on Montessori as written by Dr Montessori herself, and others.

Understanding-Montessori   How-To-Raise-an-Amazing-Child-the-Montessori-Way
Understanding Montessori - A Guide For Parents, by Maren Schmidt et al   How To Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, by Tim Seldin
Montessori-Madness  Montessori-for-everyone 
Montessori Madness, A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education, by Trevor Eissler   This is a great link to the Top Ten Montessori videos on You Tube, and a ton of other goodies all Montessori; from arts and craft to music, grace and courtesy, materials and resources; it's your one-stop-information-shop!  Do check this out and Like their Facebook page.

The following are Montessori publications written by:

Dr Maria Montessori:

  • The Montessori Method
  • Education for a New World
  • The Absorbent Mind    
  • The Child
  • Childhood Education    
  • The Child in the Family
  • Discovery of the Child    
  • Dr Montessori’s Own Handbook
  • Education and Human Development
  • Peace and Education
  • To Educate the Human Potential
  • The Formation of Man
  • From Childhood to Adolescence
  • Reconstruction in Education
  • The Secret of Childhood
  • What you should know about your Child
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol I (formerly Spontaneous Activity in Education)
  • The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol II [The Elementary (Primary) Material]

Elizabeth Hainstock:

  • The Essential Montessori (a good introduction)
  • Teaching Montessori in the Home:
  • Vol.1 The Pre-School Years
  • Vol. 2 The School Years

Paula Polk Lillard:

  • Montessori form the Start (0-3)
  • Montessori – a Modern Approach (3-6)
  • Montessori Today (6-12)
  • Montessori in the Classroom

Also, ‘Becoming Better Parents’ and ‘Understanding Classroom Behaviour’ by Dr Maurice Balson are available from Acer Shop Online.

Many of the above publications may be available from or ordered through: