Resources About Montessori, Brain Research & How Children Learn

If you are interested in learning more about Montessori education, you may wish to check out one or more of the following books:

  • Montessori’s Own Handbook by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • The Child in the Family by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • The Absorbent Mind by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Polk Lillard
  • Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood by Paula Polk Lillard
  • Montessori and Your Child: A Primer for Parents by Terry Malloy
  • At Home with Montessori by Patricia Oriti
  • Education and Peace by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • From Childhood to Adolescence: Including Erkinder and the Function of the University by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • The Secret of Childhood by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • To Educate the Human Potential by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Play and Learn: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six by Lesley Britton
  • Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education by Tevor Eissler
  • Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents by Maren and Dana Schmidt

You may also wish to peruse the following websites that contain a wealth of information about Montessori education:

We have found the following books on brain research and learning to be excellent resources for parents and educators alike:

  •  Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science by Tracy Cutchlow
  •  Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, PhD
  •  What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot PhD
  •  Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Difference Grow into Troublesome Gaps – and What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy, PhD
  •  Your Child’s Growing Mind – A Practical Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence by Jane M. Healy, PhD
  •  Different Learners – Identifying, Preventing and Treating Your Child’s Learning Problems by Jane M. Healy, PhD
  •  Endangered Minds – Why Children Don’t Think – And What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy, PhD
  •  Failure to Connect – How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds – And What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy, PhD
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