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Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years
     

Teaching Montessori in the Home: Pre-School Years: The Pre-School Years

by Elizabeth G. Hainstock, Lee Havis
 

The great, pioneering achievement of Maria Montessori was to recognize the crucial importance of a child’s first six years of development. During this time, a child’s power of absorption are at their highest, and lifelong attitudes and patterns of learning are formed. It is for this very sensitive period that the Montessori system of education can

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The great, pioneering achievement of Maria Montessori was to recognize the crucial importance of a child’s first six years of development. During this time, a child’s power of absorption are at their highest, and lifelong attitudes and patterns of learning are formed. It is for this very sensitive period that the Montessori system of education can provide you, as a parent, with a unique opportunity to help your child develop into a responsible, thinking individual.
 
This bestselling book has already helped thousands of parents connect with their children by introducing them at home to the dynamic Montessori method of education. The techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials presented here instill a sense of discovery and awareness in your child, and serve as an essential foundation for future learning. Covering the pre-school years from ages two to five, the lessons focus on reading and writing, mathematics, sensory awareness, and practical life skills. Updated and revised, this acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child’s vital years.

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From the Publisher
“Provides enlightenment on the whole Montessori method.”—Denver Post
 
“Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452279094
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Teaching Montessori in the Home Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
467,919
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years. Teaching Montessori in the Home has already helped thousands of parents with the techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials that are essential for success. It demonstrates how you can develop your child's sensory awareness and practical life skills, as well as lay the foundation of preliminary reading, writing, and math. The author is recognized as one of the most influential proponents of the Montessori method in the United States and throughout the world due to her concise, accessible writing style. This bestselling book grants you the opportunity to teach your child at home and gain a truly rewarding experience. Hainstock takes great pains here to offer the reader a very thoughtful yet concise introduction to the Montessori philosophy.—From the introduction by Lee Havis

Meet the Author

Certified as a Montessori teacher by St. Nicholas Training Centre in London, and active on behalf of the method since 1960, Elizabeth G. Hainstock became a Montessori consultant for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1971. She currently sits on the board of the International Montessori Society and makes her home in San Juan Bautista, California.

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