Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives
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.
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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.
"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