Recommended Reading

The Absorbent Mind
by Maria Montessori

The Child in the Family
by Maria Montessori

The Discovery of the Child
by Maria Montessori

The Secret of Childhood
by Maria Montessori

Understanding the Human Being
by Silvana Montanaro

Montessori From the Start
by Paula Lillard & Lynn Jessen

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
by Angeline S. Lillard

Montessori From the Start
by Paula P. Lillard

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Positive Discipline
by Jane Nelsen

Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education
by Trevor Eissler

Relevant Articles

Montessori Benefits
Some of the many reasons why Montessori is right for your child

Montessori 10 Commandments
Helpful rules for interacting with children

Grace and Courtesy:
A Foundation for Moral Development

Montessori Videos

Scientific Journals

Evaluating Montessori Education
by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest. Science Magazine Volume 313 (September 29, 2006), pages 1893-1894.

The developing person: An experiential perspective
by K. Rathunde and M. Csikszetnmihalyi, 2006. In R.M. Lerner (Ed.), W. Damon (Series Ed.), Handbook of Child Psychology: Vol.1. Theoretical models of human development (6th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Middle school students’ motivation and quality of experience: A comparison of Montessori and traditional school environments
by K. Rathunde and M. Csikszetnmihalyi, 2005. The American Journal of Education 111:3, pages 341-371.

The social context of middle school: Teachers, friends, and activities in Montessori and traditional school environments
by K. Rathunde and M. Csikszetnmihalyi, 2005. Elementary School Journal 106:1, pages 59-79.