There is an abundance of information about the Montessori approach to educating children. Here are some we recommend:
The American Montessori Society’s Introduction to Montessori provides an excellent explanation of the Montessori approach to education and its benefits.
The American Montessori Society Family Support Materials webpage lists a number of excellent articles, books, and videos.
Author Peter Sims’ article The Montessori Mafia in the Wall Street Journal is thoughtful and provocative.
Where the Children Work for Themselves is an insightful blog entry from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies, which provides training and certification for Montessori teachers.
There have been well over 1,000 books written about various aspects of Montessori. Browsing an online bookseller will reveal the array of topics, including Maria Montessori’s own innovative thinking, the emphasis on peace and peaceful children, the absorbent mind, Montessori activities to do at home, research on Montessori pedagogy, compassionate teaching, and much more. We encourage you to explore those topics that most interest or resonate with you
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
Is a Montessori Preschool Right for my Child?
“Today we’re going to learn about Dr. Maria Montessori’s approach to early childhood education and what it’s like to have a child in a Montessori preschool with Mary Ellen Kordas, the President of the Board of Directors at the American Montessori Society.”
So What Exactly is the Big Deal About Montessori?
“Of all the non-traditional school environments available to choose from, Montessori is consistently the most popular choice and has been for many years. For people looking for something different than a traditional public school setting, what is the allure of Montessori?”