Montessori Resources

For Parents

A guide to support parents who have a child recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This free resource serves to educate parents and caretakers of neurodivergent children on all aspects of ASD to give them a better understanding of what it means for their child, for their family, and how to move forward.

Montessori Organizations

American Montessori Society
AMS is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the use of the Montessori teaching approach in private and public schools.

Association Montessori Internationale
The objectives of the Association are to uphold, propagate and further the pedagogical principles and practice formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori for the full development of the human being.

North American Montessori Teachers Association
NAMTA provides a medium of study, interpretation, and improvement of Montessori education through its publications, audio-visual collection, electronic communications, conferences, and research and service projects.

The International Montessori Council
The International Montessori Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad.

The Montessori Notebook by Simone Davies
The place to learn everything about Montessori for toddlers in easy-to-follow, simple steps for busy parents like you.

The Montessori Doashi
by Catherine McTamaney. A digital space to support parents in the real world.

The Montessori White Papers by Laura Flores Shaw
Science and Montessori in Plain English.

The Shelton School
Shelton is a unique organization all laser focused on improving the education of those individuals with learning differences …

Montessori Connections
A website for the Montessori community. It provides career ads, Montessori material suppliers, lists of schools, and other Montessori education resources.

Parent Talk
Practical Parenting & Classroom Program Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing education and support for families, care givers and teachers throughout North America.



Resources for Use During COVID-19

For Parents

Ten things you can do to Help your Child Become a Better Reader
Your role as a parent is a pivotal one in helping your child achieve success in reading, spelling, and writing at school.

Don’t Fall for the Moral Panic Over Children’s Screen Time
Especially right now – we are all glued to our screens, and that is ok. When we settle into new routines, we will manage them better. The important thing right now is to make sure you and the children in your lives are engaging in activities that are good and nourishing for you – personally – or as a family – whatever that looks like. Books liberated me from a narrow world when I was young. Phones and laptops do the same job today

Montessori-inspired ideas to keep children entertained while inside.
Here is a list of 49 Montessori-inspired indoor activities to keep your little ones engaged and learning when they cannot go outdoors

Let Children Be Bored Again
Boredom teaches us that life isn’t a parade of amusements. More important, it spawns creativity and self-sufficiency.


For Teachers

Why we are staying at home, written and illustrated by a Montessori Guide

Kami App for Remote Learning
A Montessori blog and online store with a good and growing collection of resources Arbor Montessori School, an independent school in Georgia.

How We Montessori : Ask A Montessori Teacher
Tips for School at Home

For Curriculum, weekly plans, activities etc. – Aidan Montessori School

The landform cards and other activities Toddler to Adolescent – The Montessori Agency


From AMI

AMI Free Education Resources

Glossary of Montessori Terminology

The Natural Child by Molly O’Shaughnessy

A Collection of Montessori Knowledge on One Website – A Collaborative Effort

Montessori Education Defined

Manipulating Happiness,Maria Montessori-International Journal of Wellbeing-2011

Montessori Blog with Many Articles on Montessori

Supporting the Dyslexic Child in a Montessori Environment

Why You Should Continue onto Montessori Elementary by Tim Seldin

The Importance of Three Years in the Montessori Casa Programme by Tim Seldin and Betsy Coe

Summary of Science Article on Evaluating Montessori Education by Fariss Samarrai

Science Article on Evaluating Montessori Education by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest

Glossary of Montessori Terminology

“Grace and Courtesy Beyond Please and Thank You.” Montessori Life, Spring 2016. (American Montessori Society)

Montessori Education Defined – Short Version –

“Please Stay … Here’s Why.” Montessori Life, Fall 2018. (American Montessori Society)

The Importance of Three Years in the Montessori Casa Programme by Tim Seldin and Betsy Coe

“The Joy of Reading to Children.” Montessori Life, Summer 2017. (American Montessori Society)

“Why Montessori Education Is Priceless.” Montessori Life, Winter 2014 – 15. (American Montessori Society)

Why You Should Continue onto Montessori Elementary by Tim Seldin

Science Article on Evaluating Montessori Education by Angeline Lillard and Nicole Else-Quest

Additional Resources


Angeline Lillard speaks about Montessori Education

CCMA presentation: Montessori Toddlers with Simone Davies.


How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life by Dr. Stuart Shanker

Drive by Daniel H. Pink

The Element: How Finding your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution that’s Transforming Schools by Sir Ken Robinson

Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

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