Parent Resources

We’d like to share some articles and other resources about Montessori learning, kids, parenting and teaching that we have found interesting, useful or funny!

 

Web Sites

American Montessori Society: AMSHQ.org 
For great information not only about American Montessori Society, but also Montessori in general, with a tab for families.

Hand in Hand Parenting: www.handinhandparenting.org 

Zero To Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families:  www.zerotothree.org 
Provides a wide range of information, and the know-how, to nurture early development.

Montessori Foundation: http://www.montessori.org/

PEP Parent Encouragement Program: http://pepparent.org/
(PEP) is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens.

 

Articles

ZERO TO THREE - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Love, Learning, and Routines

"For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns—routines we perform almost every day, like stopping at the same place each day for coffee on the way to work. This is also very true for babies and toddlers. While we play a part in creating routines in our children’s lives, we may not fully realize the role they play in young children's development."

Read entire article here: http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/social-emotional-development/love-learning-and-routines.html

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Montessori Mafia by Peter Sims

It may seem like a laughable “only in New York” story that Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s untraditional private preschool for failing to prepare her for a private school admissions exam.

But her daughter’s future and ours might be much brighter with a little less conditioning to perform well on tests and more encouragement to discover as they teach in Montessori schools. Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia: Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, videogame pioneer Will Wright, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, not to mention Julia Child and rapper Sean “P.Diddy” Combs….

Read entire article here:http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-IMB-2034 

Books

Together with Montessori: The guide to help Montessori teachers, assistant teachers, resource teachers, administrators & parents work in harmony to create great schools
by Cam Gordon

A Parents’ Guide to the Montessori Classroom
by Aline D. Wolf

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv

I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
by Jennifer Ward

Touchpoints 3 to 6
by T. Berry Brazelton