Books about the Montessori philosophy

I pochi libri che consiglio (e amo) da anni.

Carlotta Cerri

In the last few months, many of you asked me what kind of book are good to start and learn about the Montessori philosophy. That’s why I decided to write a simple list (not even very pretty, but nonetheless useful) with link to each book. Just reminding you that all the links are affiliated and they help La Tela survive and grow, so… thank you for using them! 😊

I’d definitely start with the most practical ones, and these two are my very favorite, written by two of my Montessori mentors.

Come sono diventata una mamma Montessori e ho trovato la felicità, Cristina Tébar (Italian). Spanish version: Montessori En Casa, el cambio empieza en tu familia

The Montessori Toddler, Simone Davies (English)

This is a list of books for parents, but I want to include this children book (written by one of my favorite Spanish Montessori voices), because it’s beautiful and very educating also (mostly?) for parents. At the moment it’s only in Spanish:

Cuentos Montessori para crecer felices, Marta Prada (Spanish)

And here’s  the classic list of Montessori books, starting by the ones written by Maria Montessori herself (a bit more complicated, but worth reading):

The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori

Secret of Childhood, Maria montessori

Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method, Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori’s Own Handbook: A Short Guide to Her Ideas and Materials, Maria Montessori

Montessori From the Start, Paula Polk Lillard

The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three, Susan M. Stephenson

Child of the World: Montessori, Global Education for Age 3-12+, Susan M. Stephenson

Montessori Learning in the 21st Century: A Guide for Parents & Teachers, M Shannon Helfrich

Montessori Read & Write: A parent’s guide to literacy for children, Lynne Lawrence

How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, Tim Seldin

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