Resources and Links
For those wanting to learn more about Montessori, many great resources exist. Quality books and printed material, online sites, and DVDs offer accessible and practical information to understand Montessori and apply its principles.
MINW stocks an extensive inventory of Maria Montessori’s books for purchase at competitive prices. To order, please download our Book Order form. Payment can be made via check or PayPal. If you would like books shipped to you, please contact the Institute directly to calculate shipping rates.
Looking for a contemporary introduction to Montessori education? Consider these options:
Understanding Montessori – by Maren Schmidt
Montessori: The Science behind the Genius – by Dr. Angeline Lillard
Montessori Madness – by Trevor Eisler
Montessori and Your Child: A Primer for Parents – Terry Malloy
Montessori: A Modern Approach – Paula Polk Lillard
Writings by Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori wrote prolifically throughout her life. Listed below are her available translated works in English. All are available for purchase through MINW.
The Absorbent Mind
Advanced Montessori Method 1
Advanced Montessori Method 2
Basic Ideas of Montessori’s Educational Theory
California Lectures of Maria Montessori, 1915
The Child in the Family
The Child, Society and the World
Creative Development in the Child, Vol 1
Creative Development in the Child, Vol 2
The Discovery of the Child
Education and Peace
Education for a New World
Education for Human Development
The Formation of Man
The Four Planes of Education
From Childhood to Adolescence
The Secret of Childhood
To Educate the Human Potential
What You Should Know About Your Child
Other Noteworthy Books
The list of books below includes noteworthy or practical texts in the Montessori literature:
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius – by Dr. Angeline Lillard
Understanding the Human Being – by Silvana Montanaro
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work – by E.M. Standing
Nurturing the Spirit – by Aline Wolf
At Home with Montessori – by Patricia Oriti
In a Montessori Home (book and DVD) – by Sarah Moudry
100 Child Development Tips – by Heather Pederson
The Outdoor Classroom – by Mary Boden
Let out the Sunshine – by Regina Barnett
Montessori Play and Learn – by Lesley Britton
Communications – journal of the Association Montessori Internationale. Articles from 1999 onwards are available to view online.
NAMTA Journal – journal of the North American Montessori Teacher’s Association
Public School Montessorian - a quarterly independent newspaper covering a broad range of Montessori educational topics and issues.
Montessori Associations and Organizations
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) – founded by Maria Montessori in 1929 and with teacher training offered in 35 countries around the world.
AMI-USA – Branch office of AMI, located in Rochester, New York.
North American Montessori Teacher’s Association (NAMTA) – An affiliate organization of AMI, open to parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in Montessori education.
Montessori Administrators Association – An affiliate organization of AMI to support administrators of Montessori schools.
AMI Elementary Alumni Association (EAA) – An affiliate organization of AMI that provides a supportive community for the exchange of ideas and promotes the principles of Montessori education
Oregon Montessori Association (OMA) – Grassroots organization committed to advancing Montessori throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) – an autonomous, international, non-profit postsecondary accrediting agency for Montessori teacher education programs and institutions.
The Montessori materials are designed to be precise, well-constructed and durable. The following websites feature Montessori materials for all levels of Montessori education:
Nienhuis Montessori – Montessori material manufacturer, in operation since 1929.
Other material suppliers:
Michael Olaf – supplier of various items to support the child’s learning, as well as articles and information on Montessori
Montessori Services – supplier of items to prepare the child’s environment