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Montessori education is unique in how it approaches children and their learning. We have compiled a list of books and articles below to help parents and educators grasp Montessori pedagogy in contrast to traditional schooling and its relevance in the world today. The American Montessori Society offers tools and resources on how to prepare your home as an area of learning - in the Montessori ecosystem, learning happens everywhere and at any time. You can access this resource here


The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
- Maria Montessori 


Montessori: A Modern Approach: The Classic Introduction to Montessori for Parents and Teachers by Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori: The Science behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Trevor Eissler 
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood by Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori: Why It Matters For Your Child's Success And Happiness by Charlotte Cushman
Tending the Light: Essays on Montessori Education by John R. Snyder
The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three by Susan Mayclin Stephenson
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Tim Seldin
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori


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 Bringing Montessori Home
Creating Emotional Safety around tantrums and crying
 Grace and Courtesy Beyond Please and Thank You
 It is OK to Just stay home and play
 Manners Naturally
 Proactive Planning - One Parent's Approach
 Talking Respectfully to your children
 The Age of Anxiety
 The Importance of a Simple Environment
 The Importance of Family Meals
 The Joy of Reading to Children
 The Longest Runway
 Toileting For Toddlers
 Why Montessori Education is Priceless
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