Monday, February 1, 2010

Parent Lending Library

Half of my job is to educate children, the other half is to educate families on the Montessori Method.  Each year, I send out a list of resources available to parents from our lending library.  These books and DVDs are from my own personal collection of Montessori and parenting-related items.  Many parents do make good use of this program, and I hope they continue to feel comfortable borrowing these informative books.  As soon as we are operating in our new location, I will set up the small lending library in the foyer so families are able to view available books more readily.  The DVDs are especially valuable because they give a quick snapshot of the Montessori classroom in action.  Parents are welcome to borrow books for up to two months at a time, unless requested by another family.  DVDs should come back within a few weeks.  Here are some of our school's available resources:

Publications about the Montessori Philosophy
The Montessori Controversy by: John Chattin-McNichols
The Montessori Method by: Maria Montessori
Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years by: Elizabeth G. Hainstock and Lee Davis
Montessori Today by: Paula Polk Lillard
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook by: Maria Montessori and Nancy McCormick
Montessori: A Modern Approach by: Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Account of How Children Really Learn by: Paula Polk Lillard
Secret of Childhood by: Maria Montessori
The Discovery of the Child by: Maria Montessori
Theories of Childhood by: Carol Garhart Mooney
At Home with Montessori by: Patricia Oriti
To Educate the Human Potential by: Maria Montessori
Look at the Child: An Expression of Maria Montessori’s Insights by: Aline D. Wolf
A Parents’ Guide to the Montessori Classroom by: Aline D. Wolf

Books on Parenting
The Hurried Child by: David Elkind
Parent Talk by: Chick Moorman
Andy and his Daddy by: Aline D. Wolf
Redirecting Children's Behavior by: Kathryn Kvols

Nurture the Love of Learning: Montessori for the Preschool Years by: American Montessori Society
Montessori for the Kindergarten Year? by: The Montessori Foundation
Following Your Child: A Montessori Philosophy of Parenting by: American
Montessori Society

Any parents who would like to contribute related resources to our lending library are encouraged to contact me. 

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