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Book Review: Understanding Montessori

In Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents Maren Schmidt explains the how’s and why’s of Montessori education while asserting that authentic Montessori education is the most effective way for children to learn. What is Montessori Education? Montessori education, more than anything, is about understanding and aiding the child’s natural process of growth and learning. The principles, methods, and materials that Dr. Montessori pioneered over one-hundred years ago are not only scientifically supported and researched, they […]

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Books for Parents

If you are looking for new books to read for your child and support their Montessori education, check out the following list: Grade: Pre-kindergarten Countdown to Kindergarten by Allison McGhee The 10 days to the start of kindergarten are chronicled in a manner in which the fears and unknowns are candidly discussed.  In the end, the principal character finds that she is very much in line with most of her school-starting peers.   Grades: PreK-2 Arnie and the New […]

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Raising Healthy Families

How healthy childhoods can prevent chronic disease Dr. Keith Mirante will teach you how to make the right choices for your children that can prevent chronic disease in a FREE EVENT hosted by Children’s Tree Montessori School. You will learn:  Presenter: Dr. Mirante graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa in 2007, with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. In 2008 he formed his own private practice, Coastal Chiropractic & Wellness LLC in […]

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Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

Books on Montessori and Child Development: Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain by Sue Gerhardt Why Love Matters explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work. Sue Gerhardt considers how the earliest relationship shapes the baby’s nervous system, with lasting consequences, […]

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Book Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Book Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

  Two fundamental cornerstones of American schooling today were placed at the turn of the 20th century: the school as a factory and placed at the turn of the 20th century: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. Students of child development know that these ideas are obsolete, but they continue to have a profound impact on how schooling is done. Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll […]

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