Thanks for visiting my Best Montessori Books I Own Series: I highlight four Montessori books including Teach Me to get it done Myself, home school activities for you and the child by Maja Pitamic; The best way to Raise a wonderful Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin; The Primary Montessori Updated Edition: a review of the girl, the Writings, the Method, and also the Movement by Elizabeth Hainstock; and Awakening Your Toddler’s Love of Learning by Jan Katzen-Luchenta. Many of these books can be purchased on your local library, as being an ebook on Kindle, and or used and new on Amazon.com where one can add those to your wish list or purchase them on the spot. Desire to PIN for later?
You can find five chapters with activities you could do at home or within a classroom setting: “Life skills, Developing the senses, Language development, Numeracy skills,” and “Science skills.”
Each activity includes a picture, a numbered list of directions, a list of “You will need,” and “Other stuff to try.” Most activities include a “Tip box,” a “Word activity” (language), and a “Safety Point.”
In the back of it are worksheets to work with (copy) to make a lot of the activities shown within the book.
The “Life skills” chapter includes: activities for private hygiene, dressing, polishing, pouring, spooning, tonging, open close, threading, weaving, sewing cards, and cutting.
The “Developing the senses” chapter includes: activities for exploring textures and objects and understanding shape, size, height, length, color, sound, smell, and taste.
The “Language development” chapter includes: guidelines to help you select books for the child and guidelines for reading for your child; activities for word play, phonics and learning the letters of your alphabet, word building (Moveable Alphabet), and picture cards (Reading Tablets); making phrases, sentences, a diary, a novel, a family group tree, plus a picture poem.
The “Numeracy skills” chapter includes: sorting, counting and learning numbers anyone to ten, number sequencing, simple addition and subtraction, introducing money, and number songs.
The “Science skills” chapter includes: leaf collecting, flower puzzle, planting, understanding volume, float and sink, the climate, geography including globe and map and land forms, mixing colors, and baking.
Worksheets (in the back of the ebook) for a lot of the activities shown in the book:
Learning height and length (just like the Number Rods). Make color copies, enlarge them, cut them out.
Two-dimensional shapes: geometric shapes, in black outline, of circles, squares, and triangles from largest to smallest. Come up with a copy and reduce shapes or make two copies for matching shapes.
Identifying letters: alphabet letters in monochrome lower case shown on the line. Make copies and remove. You can even color them in using red and blue markers or colored pencils to the Moveable Alphabet. You can even enlarge them once you come up with a copy for producing the Sandpaper Letters.
Word building: black and white cards with pictures and three-letter short vowel phonetic words (six cards for every vowel for a total of 30 cards). Copy and cut them out for a Reading Tablets activity, or even your own language creation. You may also color the photos in (recommended).
Constructing phrases: a listing of articles, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions.
Make a flower puzzle: monochrome drawing of the flower, and its parts in labels.
I give this book five stars from five. It is well organized, packed with information, and clear and understandable with nice photos and drawings. The activities are those found in Montessori classrooms and may be duplicated in the home. I believe that it is perfect for ages 2 1/2 to 5.
Published in 2006, it is probably the newer Montessori books available on the market. It is a lovely book, with fantastic pictures and incredibly well designed. (I would buy it exclusively for the photos!) It 25dexhpky a simple read, and merely 186 pages. Also, it is Montessori in your own home friendly.
It covers most of what you want to understand Montessori education with a simple, in-a-nut-shell style, including: “what exactly is Montessori?”; “the sensitive periods for learning”; Montessori schools (about); Montessori from birth and “your growing baby”; “making your house child-friendly”; a Montessori style nursery; Montessori around the home; “discovery with the senses”; home-made Montessori activities to complete to make in the home; “keeping the peace” (how to deal with negative behavior); Montessori outdoors; and more!
The Primary Montessori Updated Edition: introducing the lady, the Writings, the technique, and also the Movement by Elizabeth Hainstock.
First published in 1978 (nonetheless in 1986 and 1997), this book can be a classic. (It was actually among the first books I find out about Montessori education.)
It explains every one of the basic facets of Montessori education in straightforward terms.
One other popular aspect of this book is the way Hainstock makes Maria Montessori’s sometimes dense and hard to understand writings, more accessible. Actually, Hainstock is the first to “rewrite” Montessori philosophy and methodology to help you to comprehend.
At only 127 pages long, look for it quickly.
Published in 1998, it is a nice book if you have a youngster younger than three. In addition, it has cute white and black drawings.
It is an easy read, and focuses mainly in the toddler years, and it is created by a trained AMI Montessori teacher.
Yet another excellent feature would be the 125 (albeit brief) activities described to complete at home or inside a classroom. She also offers a DVD that we recommend, “The Making of Great Little People” which was filmed in her toddler classroom.