Here our collection of Winter books. I try to find books that don't mention Santa…
Here are the recommended books to start with the Montessori education.
I read all those books and they are all very helpful for parents with children under 6.
first book I read when my daughter was 6 months old. I reviewed the toys I was giving her, simplifying everything around her. Beautiful pictures and activities to do for older children too.
Written by Tim Seldin, President of the Montessori Foundation, this is the most fully up-to-date guide on Montessori parenting, packed with brand-new advice on children’s use of digital media, and the neuroscience of child development.
This book is considered the bible to understand Maria Montessori education for the under 3 (without reading Maria Montessori herself). It is easy to read too.
Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby’s bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens’ ”sensitive periods” for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.
Written by Kathy Hugues, a Montessori teacher and endorsed by the Montessori Centre International, UK. It’s especially written for parents too. Very practical too to help you with how to set up your house the Montessori way.
From the author: When I was growing up and did anything well, my mother would always say matter-of-factly, “That’s because you’re a Montessori kid. I attended Montessori schools from the age of 2 and 1/2 to 6, building my own foundation that has stuck with me throughout my life. I went on to train as a Montessori teacher at the Montessori Centre International in London and currently work from home as a distance learning tutor and proof-reader, but my main job is as a Montessori parent of 3 young children.
This one is great for children aged 2 to 6, tips to help with reading, sound recognition, learn the phonetic way and all activities can be done/created easily at home.
Illustrated in colour throughout, with sections on how human beings acquire language, how to create an environment which gives the best chance for language to flourish, first steps towards reading and writing, learning to write the letters, starting to read with meaning and creative and accurate story writing, the book is full of age-graded games and activities to aid learning, and has a resources section designed to be appropriate for different geographical regions and/or languages. It includes a reading list, resources list and suggestions for scripts. Easy and fun to use, this informative and practical book is essential reading for any parent who wants to ensure the best start for their child
Written by a very experienced Montessori teacher, easy to do at home activities for your baby and toddler.
The activities contained in this book equip young children with the life skills to investigate the world for themselves. Exercises are based on sound early-learning principles and are focused for children aged three-to-five years. Activities cover life skills, development of the senses, language skills, number sense and science interests, and each with a healthy dose of fun and adventure. Through play activities, children will learn to: put on a coat and tie laces identify tastes and textures participate in storytelling and word play sort colours and numbers appreciate and discover the natural world
And of course, if you want to read Maria Montessori herself, start with these ones:
(make sure you read a Clio edition, it’s a better traduction. The traduction is really important as some translation from Italian to English were rubbish. AMI recommends the Clio publication)
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