Montessori Resources: Books, Articles, Videos

Montessori Resources

Montessori education represents an entirely different approach to children and their education than the one that most of us experienced in our own schooling. We have provided the following Montessori resources for parents and educators to help you better grasp the basic concepts of Montessori education's contrast to conventional schooling, and it's relevance to the global world of today. 

Recommended Books for Montessori Parents

What Happy People Know
Dan Baker
The Road to Character
David Brooks
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
Meghan Cox Gurdon
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
Simone Davies
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Richard Freed, Ph.D.
The Gift of Failure
Jessica Lahey
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Wendy Mogel
Reclaiming Conversation
Sherry Turkle

Books about Montessori

Montessori Research

To learn more about current research on Montessori Education, visit the website of Angeline Stoll Lillard, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia. To listen to Professor Lillard speak about current research on Montessori education, view her presentation:

"What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?" 

Title slide of Angeline Lillard's presentation "What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care?"

A Montessori Journey from the Start | Forest Bluff School

Take a look inside Forest Bluff School and learn about our whole school Montessori continuum from birth through 14 years. Produced by NAMTA, narrated by
Paula Polk Lillard

Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education

A short video of Dr. Steven Hughes, PhD, LP, a world-renowned pediatric neuropsychologist, advocating the developmental benefits of a Montessori education.

Trevor Eissler: Montessori Madness!

Montessori Madness! explores how Montessori education best prepares children for the world outside the classroom. Trevor Eissler is a business jet pilot, author, and international speaker.

Forest Bluff School Alumni Panel Video (2021)

We hope you will take an hour to sit down, relax, and learn more about the outcomes of the education you have invested in for your children! You can watch this in one sitting, in short segments at your convenience, or listen to it as a podcast while walking outdoors! We would love to hear your reflections or further questions after viewing; there is so much in here to appreciate!

The video link is
The password is FBSAlumni (case sensitive).

You can also listen to a podcast of the Alumni Panel here

Alumni Parent Panel Video (2022)

View our Alumni Parent Panel here
The password is FBSAlum (case sensitive).

Books Written by Maria Montessori

The Absorbent Mind (Birth to Six Years)

The Advanced Montessori Method (volumes I and II)

The Child in the Family

The Child, Society and the World

Creative Development in the Child (volumes I and II)

The Discovery of the Child

To Educate the Human Potential

Education for a New World

From Childhood to Adolescence

Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents

Peace and Education

The Secret of Childhood

Spontaneous Activity in Education

What You Should Know About Your Child

* You can find a more complete list of official translations of books by Maria Montessori on the AMI-USA online bookstore. (The Montessori-Pierson Publishing company continues to publish more books by Montessori as translations become available!)