As I embark on the great Montessori Experiment with my all too willing children I have searched for the information I need. A friend has already assured me that mixing a Montessori approach with a Charlotte Mason one works well. The more I read of Maria Montessori, the more I see how she and Charlotte Mason were on the same page. It’s a shame they never met, as I am sure they would have understood one another even with the language barrier. The very foundation of both their philosophies was the child as person.
Getting Started with Montessori – links of interest and usefulness
Cultivating Dharma – the most amazing array of free lessons and resources you can imagine. Thank God for people willing to do this sort of work and provide it for those of us embarking on the steep learning curve of a new approach to our children’s education.
Free Montessori Resources – a site that does what it says. There’s a lot here too. I haven’t explored it all yet.
The Great Lessons from Barabra Dubinsky look like quite a find too.
Now for your kindle or other reader: Beginning with books by Dr. Maria Montessori herself: NB: free books from Internet Archive are not often formatted and therefore you’ll get more weird and wonderful typos. Some books are better than others.
Books by other authors about Montessori and her methods.
A Montessori Mother (1913). The account of an American mother who went to Rome and met Dr Montessori and visited the Casa Bambini.
Got a bit of money left over after buying the equipment? Or perhaps the overdraft isn’t close enough to the wire?
Montessori on a Shoestring offers good ideas for home made resources for younger children.
I would love to get Montessori; the Science Behind the Genius at some point.
This book Montessori Learning in the 21st Century is one I’d like to borrow and read, should our library ever have such books.
My free Montessori resources curtesy of Kalei at That ResourceSite.
While I’m here, I would like to draw your attention to the eStore at That ResourceSite where the DVD set is now for sale. I know that both Kalei and her husband has put a huge amount of work and dedication into this package. It’s well worth you having a look at it.
my little freebies;
Math rods (red and blue) 1oo square, inch squares and tower templates. These are a good stop-gap while you’re saving up for the real deal. I am not that convinced they are good enough a full time replacements – but you can give them a go.
Not a bad little collection I’m sure there’ll be more.