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This is a new edition to The World In The Palm Of Her Hand: The Montessori approach to History and Geography for the Young Child, completely revised and expanded by Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin. The original edition has been a basic text in many Montessori Teacher Education Programs and a valued part of tens of thousands of Montessori teachers' library collections since its initial publication in 1978. It offers a comprehensive curriculum for introducing young children (age 3 to 8) to physical and cultural geography, mapping, and history. This revised edition includes many new lessons in both Geography and History. They include the "Secret Lessons" in the history of life on Earth and Early Human Beings not included by the original publisher.

Call for information about special discounts offered to Montessori schools and teacher education programs placing multiple copy orders.

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by Tim Seldin & Paul Epstein

ISBN:  0-9746387-0-6

The Montessori Way, published in 2003, is an essential addition to any Montessori bookshelf.

The wealth of color photographs and magazine-article style chapters make the content accessible to the layman while providing detailed information for students of  education or staff of Montessori schools.  The first section gives an overview of the  approach, covering those aspects which define good practice in Montessori schools.  The second section examines and explains the concept of “Planes of Development”, clearly outlining how the different stages require a different style of education and how the prepared environments cater for the various age groups.  The last two sections answer many questions parents raise regarding the benefits of Montessori for their children, and give valuable guidelines on choosing a school.

This book provides such a comprehensive treatment of Montessori that schools would benefit from making copies available to prospective parents.  The book also boasts a list of resources and a comprehensive bibliography, along with a reliable index, which make  it an invaluable reference source for schools.

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To help your help parents understand Montessori, the Montessori Foundation has created a set of 9 informational pamphlets. Easy to read, lovely to look at, a great recruiting and retention tool, and very affordable, we've sold more than 100,000 pamphlets since first we introduced them in November 2009!

The pamphlets come in bundles of 50; each bundle has 50 of the same title. They cost $15 per bundle.  IMC members pay $12.50 per bundle.

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Montessori 101 and Guided Tour of the Montessori Classroom in one complete, 72 page issue of Tomorrow's Child magazine.

With over 250 photographs it is a valuable resource for a parent considering Montessori for the first time or looking for more information to support a deeper understanding of what is happening in Montessori schools.

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This publication almost seems to jump off the shelf and is possessed of all the charm, colour, and clarity that those who work with young people have come to expect from Dorling Kindersley publications. All children are born with amazing hidden capabilities and this book directs parents in how to preserve and nurture these invisible capacities in a way which enables every child to grow towards becoming the best possible version of him/herself. It achieves this in a way which is both classical and original, both scholarly and anecdotal, and which is – above all – highly accessible. This is a trademark that we have come to expect from Tim Seldin whose previous publications include The Montessori Way (co-authored by Dr. Paul Epstein) which is, in the reviewer’s opinion, the best general introduction to contemporary Montessori education available.

Although Tim’s book is based on the scientific approach pioneered by Maria Montessori, which research over the last century has consistently shown to aid development in all domains[1], it consists of accessible and relevant information which is useful and appropriate for all loving parents. Much of what Tim writes is based on classic works in the field of child development including Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro[2], Paula Polk Lillard[3], and Susan Stephenson[4] (to whom he pays special homage in his acknowledgements[5]), however unlike these excellent - and often encyclopedic - reference books How to Raise an Amazing Child can be easily used by any parent from any background.


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