Montessori From the Start

Montessori From the Start

The Child at Home From Birth to Age Three

eBook - 2008
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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby's bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, [2008], c2003.
ISBN: 9780307558039
Additional Contributors: Jessen, Lynn Lillard


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Aug 22, 2018

This is not an introductory book, it has tons of practical examples and very specific information. I loved it but if you're just getting familiar with the method, pick another title before this one.

Aug 01, 2018

As with another comment, the author has a slightly elitist style of writing that makes it a bit difficult to want to delve deep into the book.

There are a ton of other Montessori books that are written better, but this one does have some good stuff.

May 13, 2016

I wanted to like this book, but couldn't get past the elitist perspective of the author....

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