Books by Dr Maria Montessori


The Montessori Method

Her first book and a definitive statement of her work.

The Discovery of the Child

The revised edition of the book in which the author describes her method of “scientific pedagogy”.

The Secret of Childhood

Shows the author’s insight into the nature of the child, and her observations of children while formulating her new method of education.

To educate the Human Potential

Deals with the educational approach for children between 6 – 12 years of age.

Dr Montessori’s Own Handbook

For teachers, parents and educational therapists containing detailed descriptions of Montessori’s didactic materials and their use.

The Child in the Family

Aimed at teachers and parents alike. Discusses basic principles and shows why adults need to “follow the child” attentively.


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