How to Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way

How to Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way

Book - 2006
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A parent's guide to building independence, creativity, and confidence in their children using Montessori learning techniques, written by Montessori president Tim Seldin.

An international bestseller, How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way adapts Montessori teachings for easy use at home. Packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and educational games that build confidence and independence through active learning, this authoritative illustrated guide helps raise self-reliant and creative children. Celebrate physical and intellectual milestones from birth to age six with activity checklists, and encourage development through proven child-centered teaching methods.

This edition has been updated to include information about the neuroscience of child development and shares advice about screen time in the digital age, coparenting, other family changes, and gentle discipline methods.

How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way shows parents how to bring the teachings of Montessori into their home to create a safe, nurturing environment for their children with clear and concise instructions.

Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2006
ISBN: 9780756625054
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 649.123 SEL


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ksoles Oct 14, 2014

Dozens of pictures of happy, focused children grace the pages of "How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way." Some show kids playing with simple, classic toys; others show young students learning and creating within thoughtfully organized, luminous classrooms. More well-behaved children dress themselves, prepare their own snacks and clear the table. Indeed, in his eye-catching book, Montessori Foundation president Tim Seldin offers guidance on bringing the principles of Montessori education into readers' homes.

The Montessori method emphasizes self-directed learning, practical life skills, and observation leading to adaptation. Environment also plays an important role, with natural materials promoting learning and a calm mind. But even parents who do not have kids enrolled in a Montessori school can learn much from this book. Simple activities such as creating a treasure basket of objects that appeal to different senses will promote exploration and interaction. Others suggest ways to incorporate math and reading into everyday life. Further strategies can help with toilet training, cleaning up, sharing and tantrums.

With inspiring thoughts and practical tips, Seldin shares the Montessori vision of raising a thoughtful child who will connect with others and do good in the world. He offers a list of manners and how to teach them: through careful language and a positive approach. Throughout, the Montessori parent learns to return to the basics and raise an amazing child with patience, understanding, praise and respect.

Jun 28, 2012

Great primer on Montessori at home philosophy. Sections on reading, playthings, self-respect, birthdays, and room arrangements are very good. Beautiful layout and photographs. A book to read through or to have as a reference.


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