Montessori At Home |
Montessori Schools |
The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA)estimates that there are about 4,500 Montessori schools in the United States and about 20,000 worldwide.
The Montessori preschool curriculum is used in a large number of preschools and early childhood centers all over the world.
Montessori At Home
As well as Montessori schools and trained Montessori teachers, there is a very large group of parents of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers who embrace the ideas and methods of Maria Montessori in raising their children.
There are a lot of books written on the subject of raising a Montessori child or focussing on the Montessori preschool curriculum.
Three popular guides for parents are :
Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three Paperback – July 22, 2003 by Paula Polk Lillard & Lynn Lillard Jessen
How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way Paperback – December 18, 2006 by Tim Seldin (Author), Vanessa Davies (Photographer)
Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child Paperback – August 1, 2004 by Maja Pitamic
Montessori Educational Materials
Essentially, Montessori is a philosophy, method and a way of life. This is the main focus of parents wishing to embrace Montessori at home. However, there are many education materials that are suitable or specially designed for Montessori play and learning. Of course, Montessori preschools and schools will most likely have access to specialized suppliers for their needs. However, it is not always possible to find what your looking for in your local toy store.
So many people are now shoppping online and find exactly what they’re looking for at very competitive prices. For example, a quick search on Amazon.com came up with loads of “Montessori Educational Materials’