Montessori Reading List

My love for the Montessori method began before I could even read.  Some of my earliest memories are of a large classroom with all of my favorite works (activities).  As I grew older and more aware, I remember the satisfying sound of the rice as I would pour it from one glass pitcher into another.  The painted cubes of the pink tower felt substantial and important as I placed them one on top of another as carefully as my 4 year old hands could manage.  Perhaps the most important memory I have from my six years as a Montessori student was the respect and love which I was given by my teachers.  As a result of these heart-achingly beautiful memories and foundations of self-worth, I was drawn back to the Montessori method as an adult.  

I now strive to create these same sort of memories for my own children, both in my home and in the classroom.  Some days are easier than others, and I am pretty sure I will never live up to the idealized memories of my childhood.  I have to try though.

The following is a list of a few books that have been great resources as a Montessori parent:
Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook by Maria Montessori

Happy reading, and Namaste!

1 comment:

  1. i love this. and you. i have read the first two books, i guess it's on to the second two now! and we are starting a montessori mom and me class this week and i'm soooooo excited.