The 5 Best Montessori Books

Published On: September 17, 2023|Categories: Montessori|By |Views: 252|

What are some of the best Montessori books for parents?

Are you a Montessori-aspiring parent of a budding little genius? Here are 5 of the best Montessori books to learn the Montessori method of educating a child.

My early childhood experience in Montessori preschool, kindergarten, and first grade easily influenced my entire life trajectory. It is something I felt indebted to my parents, especially after learning about child development and educational psychology at university.

Now, as a mother myself, I practice Montessori with my son and we have chosen this way of teaching since birth. Here is a short list of the best Montessori books for any parents who want to choose the Montessori way for their own children.

1 – The Montessori Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding by Simone Davis

I read this book during my pregnancy and loved its organization, simplicity, and straightforwardness in application. It’s a great introduction to the Montessori method and very easy to read through because the author makes it relatable and easily understandable. Additionally, it has great graphics to supplement the experience.

2 – The Montessori Toddler: A Parent’s Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being by Simone Davis

This is a follow-up to the wonderful Montessori Baby by the same author. I bought both books during pregnancy and love having them for easy reference on my bookcase.

3 – Children of the Universe by Michael & D’Niel Duffy

This book focuses on how to teach children that they are innately and beautifully connected to everything, even as a child. It is philosophical, yet also very realistic in how we should approach providing the best educational experience in life for children.

4 – Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three by Paula Polk Lillard

This is another great introductory Montessori book for parents of young children.

5 – Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

This recommendation is for the people who love understanding what the data says about this teaching method and how the research reflects why the Montessori way is so beneficial for children!

Bonus – Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff

My husband found this book at a bookstore in Flagstaff, Arizona when we were traveling to announce to his family our pregnancy. It’s not exactly Montessori, but it explains well why you want to teach independence and responsibility to children from the beginning. It is super awesome in that it references cultures from all around the world and gives insight to what we can learn from ancestral practices.