Welcome to my Best Montessori Books I Own Series: I highlight four Montessori books including Teach Me to make it happen Myself, montessori floor bed activities for both you and your child by Maja Pitamic; How to Raise an incredible Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin; The Essential Montessori Updated Edition: introducing the Woman, the Writings, the technique, and also the Movement by Elizabeth Hainstock; and Awakening Your Toddler’s Love of Learning by Jan Katzen-Luchenta. A few of these books are offered in your local library, as an ebook on Kindle, and even used and new on Amazon.com where you could add them to your wish list or purchase them immediately. Want to PIN for later?
There are actually five chapters with activities you could do at home or within a classroom setting: “Life skills, Developing the senses, Language development, Numeracy skills,” and “Science skills.”
Each activity has a picture, a numbered listing of directions, a listing of “You will require,” and “Other pursuits to test.” Most activities include a “Tip box,” a “Word activity” (language), as well as a “Safety Point.”
In the back of the ebook are worksheets to work with (copy) for creating a lot of the activities shown inside the book.
The “Life skills” chapter includes: activities for private hygiene, dressing, polishing, pouring, spooning, tonging, open close, threading, weaving, sewing cards, and cutting.
The “Developing the senses” chapter includes: activities for exploring textures and objects and studying shape, size, height, length, color, sound, smell, and taste.
The “Language development” chapter includes: guidelines to help you select books for the child and guidelines for reading to your child; activities for word play, phonics and learning the letters of the alphabet, word building (Moveable Alphabet), and picture cards (Reading Tablets); making phrases, sentences, a diary, a book, children tree, plus a picture poem.
The “Numeracy skills” chapter includes: sorting, counting and learning numbers anyone to ten, number sequencing, simple addition and subtraction, introducing money, and number songs.
The “Science skills” chapter includes: leaf collecting, flower puzzle, planting, understanding volume, float and sink, the elements, geography including globe and map and land forms, mixing colors, and baking.
Worksheets (at the back of the publication) for several of the activities shown inside the book:
Learning height and length (similar to the Number Rods). Make color copies, enlarge them, cut them out.
Two-dimensional shapes: geometric shapes, in black outline, of circles, squares, and triangles from largest to smallest. Produce a copy and reduce shapes or make two copies for matching shapes.
Identifying letters: alphabet letters in white and black lower case shown on the line. Make copies and cut out. You can also color them in utilizing red and blue markers or colored pencils for the Moveable Alphabet. You can even enlarge them when you produce a copy to make the Sandpaper Letters.
Word building: grayscale cards with pictures and three-letter short vowel phonetic words (six cards for each vowel for a total of 30 cards). Copy and cut them out for the Reading Tablets activity, or even your own language creation. You may also color the photos in (recommended).
Constructing phrases: a list of articles, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions.
Create a flower puzzle: white and black drawing of the flower, along with its parts in labels.
I give this book five stars out of five. It can be well-organized, loaded with information, and easy to understand with nice photos and drawings. The activities are the types located in Montessori classrooms and might be duplicated in your own home. I believe it is ideal for ages 2 1/2 to 5.
Published in 2006, it is among the newer Montessori books available on the market. It is a lovely book, with fantastic pictures and incredibly well designed. (I might buy it only for the photos!) It 25dexhpky a fairly easy read, and just 186 pages. It is additionally Montessori in the home friendly.
It covers much of what you wish to understand Montessori education with a simple, in-a-nut-shell style, including: “what is Montessori?”; “the sensitive periods for learning”; Montessori schools (about); Montessori from birth and “your growing baby”; “making your house child-friendly”; a Montessori style nursery; Montessori around the house; “discovery with the senses”; home-made Montessori activities to accomplish to make in your own home; “keeping the peace” (how to handle negative behavior); Montessori outdoors; and a lot more!
The Main Montessori Updated Edition: an Introduction to the lady, the Writings, the technique, and also the Movement by Elizabeth Hainstock.
First published in 1978 (on the other hand in 1986 and 1997), this book is actually a classic. (It was actually one of the first books I learn about Montessori education.)
It explains every one of the basic areas of Montessori education in clear to understand terms.
Another popular element of this book is when Hainstock makes Maria Montessori’s sometimes dense and tough to understand writings, more accessible. Actually, Hainstock is known as a first to “rewrite” Montessori philosophy and methodology to help you to comprehend.
At only 127 pages long, you can read it in a short time.
Published in 1998, it is a nice book when you have a young child younger than three. Additionally, it has cute grayscale drawings.
It is an easy read, and focuses mainly on the toddler years, and is particularly authored by an experienced AMI Montessori teacher.
Another great feature will be the 125 (albeit brief) activities described to complete both at home and in the classroom. She also has a DVD that I recommend, “The Making of Great Little People” which had been filmed in her toddler classroom.