Dr. Maria Montessori’s remarkable guide to early childhood development and education explains the philosophy of her method and features illustrated examples of her renowned techniques and exercises.
First published in 1914, Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook is an illustrated guide to Maria Montessori’s alternative approach to education. The Italian physician’s method abandons traditional elements of classroom-based learning, such as tests, and focuses on encouraging the individual child’s natural interests and abilities. Following countless requests from teachers and parents alike, Montessori created this volume featuring a wealth of information on teaching and nurturing children as they develop. With a focus on children between the ages of three and six, this volume includes various activities, exercises, and ideas for classroom materials that can easily be obtained at home.
This volume’s contents features:
- – The Method
- – Motor Education
- – Sensory Education
- – Language and Knowledge of the World
- – Freedom
- – Writing
- – The Reading of Music
- – Arithmetic
- – Moral Factors