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Montessori Reading List

Montessori Education

Montessori Today
Paula P. Lillard. 1996
Describes Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood.

Montessori from the Start
Paula P. Lillard and Lynn L. Jessen. 2003
What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self-formation.

Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Account of How Children Really Learn
Paula P. Lillard

Montessori Read and Write: A Parent’s Guide to Literacy for Children
Lynne Lawrence

By Maria Montessori

To Educate the Human Potential
Maria Montessori. 1948
Describes the needs of the elementary-aged child in the process of acquiring culture.

The Absorbent Mind
Maria Montessori. 1949
Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method.

The Child in the Family
Maria Montessori. 1956
A series of short essays about the child, the family, and the school, with a philosophical emphasis.

From Childhood to Adolescence
Maria Montessori. 1973
Discusses the development and education of the child from age seven through adolescence. Includes Dr. Montessori’s thoughts on university education.

About Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
E. M. Standing. 1957
Covers Maria Montessori’s life, how she developed Montessori education, its theoretical basis, and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.