Title: How to Raise an Amazing Child (The Montessori way to bring up caring, confident children) Author: Tim Seldin Book Summary: This book offers a practical approach to Montessori for children at home. It gives activities that mainly can be done at home and for older children. The book focuses on children ages 3-6 though also [more…]
Title: The Discovery of the Child Author: Maria Montessori Book Summary: In ‘The Discovery of the Child‘, Maria Montessori describes the nature of a child and introduces her method of education. She believes that once the main principles of her method are applied it will become easier for the practitioners to use the method. She challenges [more…]
Title: Understanding the Human Being (The Importance of the First Three Years of Life) Author: Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, M.D. Book Summary: This book is a highly recommended Montessori book that makes a great gift to any expecting mother. It explains, from a medical point of view, the development of infants and what can be done to help their development. [more…]
Title: What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life Author: Lise Eliot, Ph.D. Book Summary: ‘What’s Going On In There‘ takes us through the development of the brain in the first five years of life, starting from prenatal age. It explains in the simplest terms possible [more…]
TITLE: Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think And What We Can Do About It AUTHOR: Jane M. Healy BOOK REVIEW: This book looks at the neuroscience to explain how in our present culture the media – TV, video games, etc. affect the minds and concentration abilities of the children of today. It also offers suggestions [more…]
TITLE: Silent Spring AUTHOR: Rachel Carson BOOK REVIEW: A classic book that contributed to the start of the environmental movement we now know today. It’s one of the most influential books of the past century.
TITLE: The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind AUTHOR: Alison Gopnik, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Patricia K. Kuhl BOOK REVIEW: This book reveals the amazing learning power of the mind and how young children learn from their parents. This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive [more…]
TITLE: The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life AUTHOR: Alison Gopnik BOOK REVIEW: This book reaffirms the belief of Maria Montessori that children’s minds / babies’ brains are more complex and wonderful than it was first thought to be. With today’s technology we are able to discover [more…]