Title: The Secret of Childhood

Author: Maria Montessori

Book Summary: ‘The Secret of Childhood‘ is one of the fist books written by Maria Montessori. Here she explains the method which she has developed by observing children. It is here that she discovered ‘the secret of childhood’. Maria Montessori explains her method and conclusions resulting from the observations of children as she has given them the freedom to explore.

She begins to explain the spiritual development of children form birth and their potential to learn if given the opportunity by the adult. Maria Montessori believed in defending the rights of children and here she explains her convictions. This is another book that deals with the Montessori philosophy and is a good introduction to the Montessori Method.