We’re parents too and here are some sites and resources that we’ve found helpful:
www.amiusa.org – Association Montessori International / U.S.A.
www.montessoriconnections.com – A great website for the Montessori Community
www.greatschools.net – Lots of great reviews and information about the schools in your area
www.parentsconnect.com– Great site from our friends at Nickelodeon.
www.parenting.com – Great site for information about parenting.
www.parenthood.com – Another great site for any information you wish to find about parenting, from soon-to-be to experienced parents.
www.themommyblog.net – Great blog by a Mommy for Mommies.
www.momadvice.com – Great site to help every mother with just about anything.
www.topmommyblogs.com – Comprehensive list of the top Mommy Blogs on the internet.
Montessori Infant-Toddler Programs: The Best Beginning
This brief article describes the unique Montessori approach to the first three years of a child’s life. It lays out the principles behind both parent-child programs and infant and toddler programs. It also provides helpful background for parents who are interested in applying Montessori ideas at home.
Montessori from the Start, by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen
What does Montessori look like for infants and toddlers? This book provides guidance on the principles of applying Dr. Montessori’s unique ideas to the youngest children. It also contains much advice on how to bring Montessori ideas to life at home. From the design of the baby’s bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children.
Understanding the Human Being, by Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, M.D
Written by the international head of the well-known Montessori Assistants to Infancy program, this book discusses why the first three years of life are of such immense importance to a child’s development, and how a Montessori approach helps the youngest children to thrive.
In A Montessori Home, by NAMTA
This short book of 36 pages gives a glimpse into real homes, and the way real parents have transformed their home environment to support their baby’s optimal development. In addition to many inspirational photographs from actual homes, this guide offers practical advice and a concise explanation about the Montessori theories, applied to living with babies and toddlers. It also includes simple do-it-yourself toy tips, and a resources list for further reading.