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. It is easy to read and useful for any parent to better understand their baby.

The book focuses on children ages 0-3, and also on their prenatal development. Topics discussed include the involvement of fathers, weaning, development of movement and language. We should remember that a newborn has a wonderful self-regulating mechanisms that work perfectly and has a strong drive to develop all the components of his human potential harmoniously.

(Taken from “Understanding the Human Being“)