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Recommended Reading

This page is intended to provide resource information to parents or Montessori educators with links to other web sites as well as recommended reading.

Recommended Reading: Montessori and Parenting

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E. M. Standing**

The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori

The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori

The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori

Children: The Challenge : The Classic Work on Improving Parent-Child Relations–Intelligent, Humane & Eminently Practical by Rudolf Dreikurs

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers : For Their Early Years-Raising Children Who Are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline A-Z, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: From Toddlers to Teens, 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, H. Stephen Glenn

7 Strategies for Developing Capable* Students (*responsible, respectful, and resourceful) by Jane Nelsen, Michael L. Brock, H. Stephen Glenn

**Titles available for check out through the IMS Library
All titles available on line at Amazon.com

Web Links: Montessori

www.montessori.org Excellent web site designed to support schools, parents and Montessori organizations. An On Line Library and Montessori books available on line.

www.amshq.org American Montessori Society. Issaquah Montessori is an affiliate member of the AMS. This web site is designed to support schools and parents as well as provide information around Montessori education

http://montessoriconnections.com This is a jam packed site filled with great information. If you only visit one site you probably want to go here. The slight nuisance caused by ad banners (from sponsors of the site) is easily outweighed by the quality and quantity of information that this site provides.

www.montessori.org/mariawho.htm A historical perspective of Maria Montessori


Web Links: Parenting

www.pantley.com/elizabeth Elizabeth Pantley, renowned author has a great home page.  You can purchase her books and other materials at her web site. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

www.parentsoup.com An informative site designed to provide parents with a multitude of on line resources. Message boards, on line chats with other parents, pediatricians and parenting groups are just part of what’s available.

www.parentsplace.com IVilliage has sponsored this informative and easy to navigate web site designed to provide parents with an extensive on line resource. Parenting groups, on line chats and message boards are available.

www.loveandlogic.com The Cline/Fay Institute – Foster Cline and Jim Fay created the Parenting with Love and Logic program and offer their books, tapes and videos through their web site. They also have some articles if you are interested in reading about this approach to parenting.

www.primalife.com This web site promotes parenting and lifestyle books. Most notable, Steven Glen and Jane Nelsen’s books are available here. Many titles and topics besides parenting can be found on this web site including cooking, pets, psychology and self help.

www.parenthood.com Parenthood.com is a one stop parenting website. With the latest articles to read. Multimedia videos, covering several different issues. A calendar of events, locally and nationally. You can even pick up some good recipes here.