The following Montessori books provide essential background reading. 

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Required Reading:

  • Montessori, Maria        THE SECRET OF CHILDHOOD
  • Montessori, Maria        THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD
  • Montessori, Maria        THE ABSORBENT MIND
  • Montessori, Maria        TO EDUCATE THE HUMAN POTENTIAL
  • Montessori, Mario Jr    EDUCATION FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Montessori, Maria        ADVANCED MONTESSORI METHOD VOL 1
  • Montessori, Maria        THE FORMATION OF MAN
  • Montessori, Maria        THE FOUR PLANES OF EDUCATION (AMI Pamphlet)*
  • Montessori, Mario        THE HUMAN TENDENCIES AND MONTESSORI EDUCATION (AMI Pamphlet)*

* The AMI pamphlets are available for purchase from MMEF

Recommended Reading:

  • Montessori, Maria        CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHILD, Vol. 1 & 2 (highly recommended) 
  • Montessori, Maria        FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADOLESCENCE
  • Montessori, Maria        EDUCATION FOR A NEW WORLD
  • Montessori, Maria        THE CHILD IN THE FAMILY
  • Montessori, Maria        THE CHILD SOCIETY AND THE WORLD
  • Montessori, Maria        EDUCATION AND PEACE
  • Standing, E.M.             MARIA MONTESSORI: HER LIFE AND WORK

Where to Order:

The above books can be ordered through MMEF 

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