Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman

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“The child is both the hope and a promise for mankind.”

-Maria Montessori

Child working


The following are a few suggestioned readings you may find stimulating as a part of your continuing adventure as a parent:

About the Work

  • Montessori – A Modern Approach, Paula Polk Lillard.
  • Maria Montessori – Her Life and Work, E.M.Standing.
  • Maria Montessori – A Biography, Rita Kramer.
  • Education for Human Development, Dr. Mario Montessori, Jr.

Direct Source – Readings by Maria Montessori

  • The Absorbent Mind.
  • To Educate the Human Potential.
  • The Secret of Childhood.
  • The Child in the Family.
  • From Childhood to Adolescence.
  • Education for Peace.
  • Education for a New World.
  • The Discovery of the Child.
  • Spontaneous Activity in Educations, Vol. I & II.
  • The Formation of Man.
  • Everything is Related.
  • Sensory Integration, Jean Ayers.
  • A Matrix for Modern Education, John Bremer.
  • Children the Challenge, Dreikurs.
  • Discipline Without Tears, Dreikurs.
  • How to Parent, Fitzhugh Dodsen, MD.
  • How to Father, Fitzhugh Dodsen, MD.
  • How to Discipline – With Love, Fitzhugh Dodsen, MD.
  • Education Through Movement, Moshe Feldenkrais.
  • How Children Learn, John Holt.
  • How Children Fail, John Holt.
  • Education & Ecstasy, George Leonard.
  • Transformation, George Leonard.
  • Liberated Parents – Liberated Children, Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish.
  • Toward a Psychology of Being, Abraham Maslow.
  • Human Teaching for Human Learning, Brown.
  • Non-sexist Child raising: How You Can Help Your Children Grow Up Free to Be Themselves, Carrie Carmichael.