Release on 2008-12-18 | by Paula Polk Lillard,Lynn Lillard Jessen
The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
Author: Paula Polk Lillard,Lynn Lillard Jessen
What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. 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. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.
Filled with 50 Montessori activities and real-life examples, Beginning Montessori is divided into several chapters that address the many challenges parents and teachers face when trying to incorporate the Montessori Method in their home or daycare: Questions about Behavior; Questions about Sleep, Routines, and Bedtime; Questions about Giving Lessons and Doing Activities; Questions about Circle Time and Motor Movement; Questions about Food and Mealtime; and Questions about Special Needs and Developmental Delays. This book will be a valuable contribution to those parents and educators who are searching for answers to their questions in caring for very young children using the philosophies of the Montessori Method and who want to make affordable activities for them to do and explore..
A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.
Cool Stuff Your Parents Never Told You About Parenting is written by an early childhood education expert who is a mother, a kindergarten teacher trainer, an early childhood educator and a kindergarten curriculum developer. It provides parents with in-depth understanding on how and why children learn, think and behave so differently form us, so that parents can help their children develop the necessary skills required for meeting the demands of the 21st century. This book has a unique combination of research findings, underlying principles, step-by-step guide and practical suggestions to some contemporary issues such as how parents can enhance their childrens intelligence from infancy, selecting good quality early childhood education programs, promoting creativity and character development and dealing with over exposure to the screen culture. Specifically designed for parents, teachers, childcare workers, nannies, grandparents, parents-to-be and all those who are passionate about young children aged from zero to eight years, this book will help them understand the true nature of young children and work with them effectively.
Montessori: Living the Good Life will surprise you more than you can imagine. With a master’s degree in theology, author Connie Ripley Lujan delves deep into Maria’s spiritual understanding of the roots of war. Passionately she explains how we can make a difference. Maria Montessori discovered the secret miracle of childhood over one hundred years ago. Her vision of peace lives on in this passionate memoir of a disciple of her spirit. Maria’s enlightened revelation of the newborn’s talent to construct his future life with his own mind is illuminated step by step as each chapter probes deeper into mankind’s existence. The key to assisting the new ones, Maria tells us, lies in the adult’s willingness to collaborate with the child’s desire for an appropriate environment. Education, for the child and the adult, is the crucial element. A thoughtful guide for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and all educators and citizens concerned for peace in the home, schools, and world, Montessori-Living the Good Life, about the child in your arms and the child in your heart, is for everyone. The author goes where no one dares to go, explicating Maria’s concepts of the origins of war and peace and how we can make a difference.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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