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10+ of the Best Montessori Books Every Parent Absolutely Needs to Read

When I first began reading books about Montessori, I found myself a bit overwhelmed by the philosophy. Dr. Montessori was a scientist and a doctor.

So, her writing wasn’t exactly an “easy read”, at least for me. In my quest to learn more about Montessori, I researched, read, and now recommend the following Montessori Books for Parents to you all as you start or continue your Montessori journey.

Whether you’re new to Montessori or a veteran, these Montessori Books for Parents will be ones you want to own. Each of these books touched me in a profound way as a parent and as an educator.

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Montessori Books for Parents

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Understanding the Human Being

Understanding the Human Being: Importance of the First Three Years of Lifemontessori books for parents

Hands down THE book to get for new parents interested in learning Montessori. Understanding the Human Being is a must-own book, especially if you are pregnant, have infants, or work with newborns and infants. An easy, sweet read. You’ll enjoy it.

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Montessori Madnessmontessori books for parents
Montessori Madness! A Parent-to-Parent Argument for Montessori Education

Montessori Madness is a popular book with parents, the author, Trevor Eissler, writes well, and, as a Montessori parent himself, knows how his audience.  I highly recommend the Montessori Madness Youtube video. Worth the 5 minutes and 44 seconds.

Learn my go to Montessori Books - The Science Behind the Geniusmontessori books for parents
Montessori: The Science Behind the Geniusmontessori books for parents

Amazing read for any parent and teacher interested in learning more about child development.

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Montessori Play & Learnmontessori books for parents
Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent’s Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Sixmontessori books for parents

One of my first purchases after I discovered Montessori. Rock solid resource.

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Montessori A Modern Approachmontessori books for parents
Montessori: A Modern Approachmontessori books for parents

Beautiful read. Ms. Lillard writes well. Easy to get through the pages and learn a ton while you’re at it. Montessori: a Modern Approach was my favorite during my Montessori training.

Paula Polk Lillard is an incredible writer, able to boil down Dr.  Montessori’s dense writings and ideas. She is relatable as a parent so moved by Montessori after discovering the philosophy by way of her children. If you have time for one book, I’d choose this relatively easy read.

montessori books for parentsLearn my go to Montessori Books - Teaching Montessori in the Home
Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Yearsmontessori books for parents

Same as above. I highly recommend for parents and potential homeschoolers study and begin to create the Montessori at Home environment.

Learn my go to Montessori Books - How to Raise an Amazing Childmontessori books for parents
How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Waymontessori books for parents

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Teach Me to Do It Myselfmontessori books for parents
Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Childmontessori books for parents

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Montessori from the Startmontessori books for parents
Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Threemontessori books for parents

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Montessori Read & Writemontessori books for parents
Montessori Read and Write: A Parent’s Guide to Literacy for Childrenmontessori books for parents

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
THE Positive Discipline book, I found it insightful and hands-on. I highly recommend it for your home and/or classroom.  Positive Discipline takes a lot of practice. Be patient with yourself!

Learn my go to Montessori Books - Montessori Learning Activities for Under Fivesmontessori books for parents
Basic Montessori: Learning Activities For Under-Fivesmontessori books for parents

Learn my go to Montessori Books - The Parenting 5montessori books for parents
Parenting 5: Practical and Independent Little Peoplemontessori books for parents

A Parents Guide to the Montessori Classroom by Aline Wolf is a book I have not personally read this book but it was recommended in my training and also by my son’s preschool.

Another gem by Aline Wolf, you can’t beat this endearing book written by children with their perspectives on the essence of a Montessori classroom. Our Peaceful Classroom is a great one to own.

Are you hooked on Montessori yet? If so, definitely take time to check out 100s of the Best Montessori Toys & Activities for All Ages!

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