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If you would like more information on the Montessori philosophy than our website has to offer, there are many additional resources you can use to educate yourself. Click on any of the links below to find out more.


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The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association has been in existence for 40 years providing teachers, parents, and schools with vital services needed to keep people informed about the Montessori method.  They have many resources available to parents that want to educate themselves further in all things Montessori.  Below is a list of books they recommend for parents who want to get a deeper understanding of this education style.


Introductory Books

Maria Montessori book - Her Life & Work
Describes Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood. What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self-formation. Describes the needs of the elementary-aged child in the process of acquiring culture. Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method. Covers Maria Montessori’s life, how she developed Montessori education, its theoretical basis, and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.


Advanced Books

Maria Montessori book - A Biography Maria Montessori The Secret of Childhood book Maria Montessori - The Discovery of the Child
Maria Montessori: A Biography by Rita Kramer An introduction, both practical and theoretical, including observations and insights into the nature of young children. Early writings of Dr. Montessori highlighting the materials and the work of the child in the primary class (ages 3-6).


For more information from NAMTA, click here.