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Maria Montessori

The Absorbent Mind
Author:
Maria Montessori

Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.

Price: $14.82
The Absorbent Mind

 



The Discovery of the Child
Author:
Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In The Discovery of the Child, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. 

Price: $7.19
The Discovery of the Child

 


The Montessori Method
Author:
Maria Montessori

The Montessori method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child and clinical observation on the part of the teacher. To all educators this book should prove most interesting.

Price: $13.46
The Montessori Method

 



The Secret of Childhood
Author:
Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori describes the child with warmth and the exactness of a scientist. She also discusses the array of materials and techniques needed to release his learning potential.

Price: $7.19
The Secret of Childhood

 



From Childhood to Adolescence
Author:
Maria Montessori

In this work Maria Montessori applies her genius to the educational concerns of the older child - the adolescent and even the mature university student. She looks at each level and seeks the optimum method for facilitating growth.

Price: $30.97
From Childhood to Adolescence

 



To Educate the Human Potential
Author:
Maria Montessori

Intended to help teachers to envisage the child's needs after the age of six, this book is based on the experiences at the Montessori schools, Dr Montessori claiming that: "the average child who has been educated at one of our schools knows as much as the student of several years' seniority".

Price: $23.99
To Educate the Human Potential

 



Education and Peace
Author:
Maria Montessori

Education and Peace by Maria Montessori translated by Helen Lane. A collection of Maria's lectures as she comes to grips with the great problem of the future of humanity, in which she gives passionate expression to her insights on the subject of "Educate for Peace" between World War I and World War II.

Price: $31.37
Education and Peace

 


About Montessori

The Montessori Controversy
Author:
John Chattin-McNichols

Information on Montessori philosophy, teaching practices,  curriculum materials, and recent research on the effects of the Montessori school experience is also reviewed.

Price: $125.76
The Montessori Controversy

 



The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement
Author:
Elizabeth G. Hainstock

Concise and readable, The Essential Montessori has been relied upon for almost two decades as the definitive guide to the writings of Maria Montessori and to the teaching and application of her ideas in today's educational arena, as well as being an indispensable sourcebook for teacher training programs, advice on choosing schools, materials needed for the classroom, and much more.

Price: $10.87
The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement

 


Maria Montessori: A Biography
Author:
Rita Kramer

Maria Montessori (1870–1952) brought about a revolution in the classroom. She developed a method of teaching small children and inspired a movement that carried that method into every corner of the world. In her rich and forthright biography, Rita Kramer brings this powerful woman to life, illuminating not only her lasting contributions to child development and social reform, but also the controversies surrounding her training methods and private life.

Price: $18.25
Maria Montessori: A Biography (Radcliffe Biography Series)

 


Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
Author:
Angeline Stoll Lillard

In Montessori, Angeline Stoll Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori. Lillard presents the research behind eight insights that are foundations of Montessori education, describing how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom.

Price: $17.16
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

 


Montessori: A Mondern Approach
Author:
Paula Polk Lillard

Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method?

Price: $10.92
Montessori: A Modern Approach

 


Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
Author:
Paula Polk Lillard

Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years.

Price: $10.55
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

 


For Parents

Montessori Play and Learn: A Parents Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
Author:
Lesley Britton

Montessori Play and Learn is packed with ideas, activities, and games that can fit into your normal routine and help supplement preschool learning for your child.

Price: $17.43
Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six

 


Freeing Your Child From Anxiety: Powerful, Practical, Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
Author:
Tamar Chansky

Childhood anxiety disorder specialist, Tamar Chansky, examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety.

Price: $10.40
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias

 


Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters
Author:
JoAnn Deak

Now available in paperback is a bold, fresh, and timely work that "offers parents humor, understanding, parenting philosophy, and well-founded pearls of wisdom." --Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D.

Price: $16.00
Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

 


Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education
Author:
Trevor Eissler

Montessori Madness! explains why the incremental steps politicians and administrators continue to propose are incremental steps in the wrong direction. The entire system must be turned on its head.

Price: $16.02
Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education

 


The Six Stages of Parenthood
Author:
Ellen Galinsky

The first comprehensive study asking children and their mothers and fathers for their family views on work and family life offers dozens of proven strategies busy families can use to feel more successful at work and at home.

Price: $14.55
The Six Stages Of Parenthood

 


Ask the Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting
Author:
Ellen Galinsky

The first comprehensive study asking children and their mothers and fathers for their family views on work and family life offers dozens of proven strategies busy families can use to feel more successful at work and at home.
Price: $4.96
Ask the Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting

 


Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre-school Years
Author:
Elizabeth G. Hainstock

Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years.
Price: $8.64
Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years

 


Teaching Montessori in the Home: The School Years
Author:
Elizabeth G. Hainstock

An authoritative guide for supplementing your child's basic math and language skills. 

Price: $8.64

Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years

 


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