For more than a century, Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy has been adopted by schools around the world. Based on her scientific approach to child learning through observation and experimentation, the Montessori Method champions a classroom where children are encouraged to interact with their environment and develop their own natural need for knowledge.
In Basic Montessori, David Gettman has devised a clear and modern explanation of Montessori's revolutionary ideas about early intellectual development, offering a step-by-step guide to the learning behaviors most commonly used with children under-five. These include activities for introducing reading and writing, counting and decimal concepts, science, and geography, as well as activities that help develop the child's practical and sensorial skills.
A perfect primer for teachers, child caregivers, and parents, this volume shares this essential program to help adults discover how their children learn.
About the Author
David Gettman studied at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and after attending the Maria Montessori Training Organization's course in London, opened a small Montessori nursery school near San Francisco. He is the author of Basic Montessori.
“Gettman's advice on how to create an effective learning environment should be helpful for parents as well as educators and day-care workers.” —Booklist
“A good reference tool for everyone wanting to know more about or intending to try the Montessori method whether they are parents, teachers, or day-care personnel.” —Library Journal