Montessori from the Start

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 9780307558039
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby's bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.

Montessori in the Classroom

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307829472
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What really happens inside a Montessori classroom? How do teachers teach? How do children learn? This fascinating day-by-day record of a year in the life of a Montessori classroom answers these questions by providing an illuminating glimpse of the Montessori method in action.

Montessori A Modern Approach

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307761339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child? Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country. Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Montessori Today

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307761320
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Child of the World

Author: Susan Mayclin Stephenson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781879264243
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stephenson's volume is a wonderful resource for parents seeking thoughtful, sound advice on raising well-grounded children in a chaotic world. Presenting Montessori principles in clear and eloquent prose, Stephenson's legacy will be a tremendous service to generations of parents to come. -Angeline Lillard, PhD, Professor of Psychology, U. of Virginia, author of Montessori, The Science behind the Genius

How to Raise an Amazing Child

Author: Tim Seldin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781405312998
Format: PDF, Docs
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How to Raise an Amazing Child is a book that celebrates the incredible period of child development between birth and six years. It takes a lively, engaging approach to a tried and trusted method of child-raising and education that is built around love and respect for children and in its turn helps children to become confident, caring and independent. The book has six chapters. Why Montessori? gives a brief history of the Montessori method and explains why Montessori's discoveries are still applied and used so successfully in Montessori schools. The author begins with the basics of loving attentive care tailored to a baby's changing needs and abilities from birth onwards and shows parents how to organise their home so that it is child-friendly with everything at the right size, orderly, and within reach to maximize opportunities for independence, freedom and developmental opportunities as their child grows. A timeline highlights the best time to try particular activities and illustrates sensitive periods for particular skills.

Child s Play

Author: Maja Pitamic
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781847731616
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Child's Play is an activity book jam-packed with play ideas for parents to enjoy with their babies and toddlers, from six months through to three years of age. Each game offers parents the chance to enjoy, encourage and assist in their child's key developmental stage, and all activities are based on sound techniques of early-childhood education. The activities are presented with guidelines and suggestions that progress in terms of difficulty, and no specialized knowledge or equipment is necessary. Chapters include: Sight andSound, Touch and Texture, Smell and Taste, Hearing and Listening, Speaking and Language, Co-ordination and Practical Skills, and Outdoor Activities.

Teach Me to Do It Myself

Author: Maja Pitamic
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781405307017
Format: PDF, ePub
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When quality time is in short supply, this practical parenting book will help you give your child the best possible start in achieving essential skills and developing greater understanding of the world around them. From brushing teeth to growing a sunflower, simple activities with illustrated instructions will help you guide your child in developing and exploring their senses, co-ordination, language skills, numeracy and science interests.