As the warmer temperatures approach, I know that we will be thinking about all the things we can do during our time away from school and work…which I have been doing, but I have also been planning for what I hope will be an exciting adventure for you! If you like to relax with a book in hand (or know someone who does), I have compiled the following list of my favorite reads for parents and educators of young children.
The Montessori Children's House: An Introduction This book is a lovely introduction to a Montessori Children’s House environment. It also helps parents of young children become more familiar with basic Montessori concepts and answer the question “is Montessori education right for my child?”
What's Going on in There? Written by Neuroscientist Lise Eliot, this book explores the brain's development from conception through the first five years. It offers parents ideas on what they can do to help their children grow better brains.
Andy and His Daddy: A Book for Children and their Parents A delightful story of how a young father invites his two-year old son to share his everyday activities
Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education A book about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of Montessori education. It explores the current direction of mainstream schooling and argues why the entire system must be turned on its head.
Montessori Insights for Parents of Young Children In her clear and straightforward style, Wolf describes Montessori's insights about child development. The book offers photos and practical examples to help guide parents throughout the early years of their children's lives.
The World of the Child This storybook for adults reminds grown-ups to examine everyday items and activities through the eyes of our pint-sized children and gain a fresh understanding of the challenges they face (and overcome) daily.
All of these fantastic titles are currently available through Amazon, enjoy and happy reading J!