Montessori Resources | Blogs + Books
I’ve compiled a list of resources that our family uses to guide our Montessori day to day! The first half of the list are recommendations from our Parent-Infant class Director and the second half are resources that we have stumbled upon and love!
From our Montessori School Director:
Montessori for Twins: Montessori On The Double Blog
Montessori Home Environment Resource: How We Montessori Blog
Montessori At Home: The Kavanaugh Report Blog
Book Recommendation: Thirty Million Words
My Current Favorite Resources:
Montessori In Real Life Blog + Instagram has great ideas for Montessori at home activities and she sells month by month guides that have been very helpful for preparing Isla’s environment!
Montessori From the Start Book: I bought this right before we started our Parent-Infant Class and they actually ended up handing out copies on the first day!). It’s a fantastic overview of the Montessori approach as a whole. This book has a ton of information— all so valuable, but so much so that it took me a bit to get through it. I only read ~10 pages per day so that I could be sure I was retaining each concept.
These next books are from the world of RIE Parenting, but there is a ton of overlap into Montessori principles in terms of respecting and following the child, and viewing the child as a whole, capable person. I stumbled across Janet Lansbury when trying to encourage Isla’s independent play. Both hers (Elevating Childcare: A Guide to Respectful Parenting) and Magda Gerber’s (Dear Parent: Caring For Infants With Respect) books are super quick reads.