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GB780.jpg GB780 The Universal Child Guided by Nature, A Montessori Perspective
A 10th anniversary edition of a book inspired by the author's presentation at the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) International Congress in Portland, Oregon in 2013. 100 pages, 14 black and white illustrations. Includes a new chapter "Montessori Authenticity."

GB444.jpg GB444 (10th Anniversary Edition) Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three
"The Joyful Child" is important for expectant parents, birth educators, and anyone interested in human development. in 2013 it was created in collaboration with Silvana Montanaro, MD; the 10th anniversary edition created with, and introduced by, Judi Orion, Pedagogical Director of AMI (The Association Montessori Internationale in Amsterdam). 211 pages, 217 black and white illustrations

M Cosmic Ed book B231 Montessori Cosmic Education, The Child's Discovery of a Global Vision and a Cosmic Task
This is the first in the new series "Brief Montessori Introductions" created for busy people, 40 pages. Since its introduction at the AMI Annual Global Meeting in Amsterdam in 2023 it has been translated into several languages and more are in progress. It has been described as "The best first book for people just beginning to explore Montessori education. Helpful for parents and all other educators."

Observation book cover GB550 Please Help Me Do It Myself, Observation and Recordkeeping for the Montessori Primary and Elementary Class
"This book would be very beneficial, not only for Montessori teachers, but for parents, caregivers, and anyone dealing with children of these ages. The book is supplemented by well-explained graphs and examples of how one can take notes on observations and record the progress of the children. I am a great fan of all of the author's books as they are easy to read and comprehend. They depict a deep and thorough understanding of children and contain many examples of her lifelong experiences and work with children." —Tayyaba Saleem, AMI Montessori Teacher Trainer, Karachi, Pakistan

CGB100.jpg GB100 Child of the World: Montessori, Global Education for Age 3-12+
"This book explains the meaning of life, how you are supposed to live it. It would be helpful to other people my age. If the young person does not want to read the chapter, The Young Adult, Age 12-18, then the parents should read it so they can help their son or daughter become a better person." —Ryan Alcock, Age 13, The Montessori Lyceum, Amsterdam. MORE
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GB6002.jpg GB600 Montessori and Mindfulness (temporary discount)
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(Due to our receiving a one-time discount on this popular book we are passing the savings on to you) "This book has the magic of leading the reader to be able to understand how Montessori environments offer the practice of “mindfulness” in such a natural and authentic way through work, concentration and being part of all the wonderful experiences, as children and also as adults." — Cecilia Elguero, Director of Training, Instituto Montessori Internacional de Querétaro, México.

GB730 The Red Corolla: Montessori Cosmic Education GB730 The Red Corolla: Montessori Cosmic Education for Age 3-6
This book is helping Montessori and non-Montessori families explore the natural and man-made world with their children. There are clearly defined lessons for ages 3-6+ in physics, botany, zoology, history, geography, music, and art, based on lectures by the author on the first AMI primary teacher course in Morocco. For families, schools, teacher training centers.

GB900 GB900 Aid to Life, Montessori Beyond the Classroom
This book takes basic Montessori principles and applies them to common everyday situations. A rare treat for parents of children and young adults at all ages. Also read about how these principles were used in a private British/Peruvian school in Peru with NO Montessori materials, and are helpful in orphanage in Morocco, a school for the blind in Tibet, and a Montessori teacher training course in Morocco. "At Home" chapters, and questions and answers in a Montessori newspaper column, are inspiring to educators and parents alike.

GB160.jpg GB160 Montessori Homeschooling, One Family's Story
"The book 'Montessori Homeschooling' is a must read for every homeschooling parent, and every teacher in a Montessori elementary classroom!" -Montessori 3-12 consultant, The Hague, Netherlands. This book was created during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to support, and give creative ideas to, parents, Montessori guides, and teachers. It documents 15 years of homeschooling through elementary, middle, and high school - guided by a mother with Montessori 0-3, 3-6, 6-12 experience and a father who is head of the Michael Olaf Company.

Glimpses of Aged Care through a Montessori Lens GB675 Glimpses of Aged Care through a Montessori Lens
A collaboration between Susan Mayclin Stephenson and Anne Kelly who is head of the Dementia and Aging training at AMI (Association Montessori Internationale, Amsterdam), it contains much of the text from Anne's original Australian book "Forgetfulness, Feelings, and Farnarkling", the insight gained from Susan's Montessori work in 30+ countries, and a chapter on what Montessori called "needs and Tendencies" at the end of life. 90 pages.

CGB450.jpg GB450 NO CHECKMATE Montessori Chess Lessons for Age 3 to 90+
NOT JUST CHESS! "This book can tell you how to teach chess to any child in a Montessori way. But if you look past the chess, you can use this book as an insight to teach your child anything, using the Montessori method.The book introduces the game of chess using: grace and courtesy of handling the chess pieces, and the social aspect of the game; practical life— polishing/dusting the pieces, setting up the environment; language, using the three-period-lesson to learn the names of the pieces; mastering the game by building up one difficulty at a time." —Joanne King, Montessori primary and elementary teacher and consultant, the Netherlands
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Beginnings book B232 Beginnings, Montessori Birth to Three Comparison with Traditions in Bhutan
This is the second in the new series "Brief Montessori Introductions" created for busy people, 40 pages. Topics: Psychological Legs; Prenatal Months and Birth; Attachment; Sleeping; Food; Movement, Large and Small Muscles; Language; Movement and Independence; Dressing and Toilet Learning; Grace and Courtesy; Swaddling, Pacifiers, and Screens; The Past and the Future of Montessori Birth to Three Wisdom; Other Books; Author

The Music Environment for All Ages GB650 The Music Environment for All Ages
This third title in the "Brief Montessori Introductions" series, "The Music Environment for All Ages, Montessori Foundations for the Creative Personality," is based on an article published in AMI JOURNAL 2014-2015. For parents and teachers. 40+ Pages

GB800 GB800 El Niño Universal, Guiado por la Naturaleza (Spanish Edition

56 pages, full color, A brief introduction to Montessori practices around the world. 140 color illustrations. "This book, showing Montessori practices applied to all cultures today, highlighted by Maria Montessori’s words, the author’s experience in many countries, and the eloquent photographs, is very inspiring." (AMI Montessori teacher, Paraguay and Colombia)

CGB200.jpg GB200 El Nino Alegre, Montessori desde el Nacimiento hasta los Tres Anos
This Spanish version of The Joyful Child takes the science-based wisdom of "Understanding the Human Being" and, through many pictures and anecdotes, makes the valuable information more accessible to parents and academics interested in this stage of human development. Introduction by Silvana Montanaro, MD. MORE

The author, Susan Mayclin Stephenson, has AMI diplomas for 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, and since 1971 has taught children and young people from age 2-18 in Montessori environments. She is a lecturer, school consultant, and oral examiner for Montessori teacher training courses. For more information about the author go to this link: SUSAN

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