Books for Parents and Montessori Educators
All of our books are aimed for both parents and Montessori educators. Dr. Maria Montessori called for respect for the child, observation and a friendly attitude to error. Montessori's method of education provided a very practical and clear structure that helped Clare put her own ideas into action!
Maria Montessori (1870-1952) developed both a philosophy and a method of education that are becoming even more relevant as our society races forward. This society often lacks a sound methodology for preparing children to deal with the world they live in. Montessori focused on finding a method of education that matched our true human nature. This allows children to learn to manage their own lives, while exploring with joy, themselves, their immediate world, their society and the amazing cosmos to which they belong. True education!
The At the Heart of Montessori series provides a thorough and easy-to-follow explanation of Maria Montessori's philosophy and educational method for all ages from birth to adolescence. These books will be of special interest to Montessori teachers or trainee teachers, acting as a support to, but not as a substitute for, Montessori teacher training. In addition parents, teachers and others who wish to find out about how children develop and how to help them as they grow, will find the books useful and interesting.
The first two books (At the Heart of Montessori 1 and 2) should be read as a foundation as they apply to all age groups. Then choose the book that relates to the age of choice.
At the Heart of Montessori series provides a thorough and easy-to-follow explanation of Maria Montessori's philosophy and educational method for all ages from birth to adolescence.
At the Heart of Montessori Series
This book asks parents to question the parenting techniques inherited from previous generations and to become conscious of the way in which they influence their children.
Old methods of parenting such as negative criticism, punishment and reward are due to be discarded. Parenting in our time needs to be based on respect, contained freedom, clear guidance and, above all, consciousness, the ability to stop and think about what we, as parents, do to our children.
Society is moving on from using violence to solve differences. Parents are moving on from using violence to discipline and educate their children. Consciousness is the tool many people are using to move forward. Parents can use consciousness as a tool to equip themselves and their children for the new world.