How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd Edition

How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd Edition

by Tim Seldin

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Overview

A parent's guide to building independence, creativity, and confidence in their children using Montessori learning techniques, written by Montessori president Tim Seldin.

An international bestseller, How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way adapts Montessori teachings for easy use at home. Packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and educational games that build confidence and independence through active learning, this authoritative illustrated guide helps raise self-reliant and creative children. Celebrate physical and intellectual milestones from birth to age six with activity checklists, and encourage development through proven child-centered teaching methods.

This edition has been updated to include information about the neuroscience of child development and shares advice about screen time in the digital age, coparenting, other family changes, and gentle discipline methods.

How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way shows parents how to bring the teachings of Montessori into their home to create a safe, nurturing environment for their children with clear and concise instructions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465462305
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 124,955
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Currently President of the Montessori Foundation and Chair of the International Montessori Council, Tim Seldin is one of America's most respected Montessori educators and authors. He is the author of Celebrations of Life, The World in the Palm of Her Hand, and The Montessori Way: An Education for Life.

Table of Contents

Author's introduction 6

Why Montessori?

The highs and lows of parenting 10

What is Montessori? 12

Sensitive periods for learning 14

How a child's brain develops 18

The magic of Montessori schools 20

Right from the beginning 24

Your growing baby 32

Making your home child-friendly 34

Planning the perfect first bedroom 36

Adapting your home to a growing child 40

Watch and follow your child 48

Discovery through the senses

Building sensory awareness 52

How babies experience their world 54

Basket of treasures 58

Sensory activities that help children learn 62

Let me do it

Help me to do it myself 78

Children love to work and play 80

Getting a handle on bathroom skills 88

The art of getting dressed 94

Helping out around the house 100

Keeping the peace

Create a loving climate 110

Finding a common parenting style 114

Coping with family change 116

Sidestepping tantrums 118

A positive approach to discipline 124

Understanding your child's personality 128

Teaching lessons in grace and courtesy 132

Solving problems at the peace table 136

Taking control of the television 140

Managing screen time 142

Exploring the wider world

Children are little scientists 146

Working in the family garden 150

Taking a walk in the forest 154

Make your own nature museum 158

Playing nature-based party games 160

Making cultures come alive 164

A Montessori birthday party 168

The best time to learn

The foundations for learning 174

The writing road to reading 182

First steps to mathematics 188

Exploring science in your home 192

Developing executive functions 196

Is Montessori right for your child? 198

Find an activity 202

Index 204

Imprint 207

Websites and acknowledgments 208

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