Montessori research – all in one place
The world of Maria Montessori and her principles is often exciting when first discovered, however, it can be challenging finding the right information and resources in order to implement these principles in your own home. Here we have compiled a list of useful links to information, resources and ideas for budding Montessori enthusiasts who want to know more!
An Introduction to Maria Montessori
You can check out this informative page https://www.montessori.org.uk/about-us/what-is-montessori on Maria Montessori and her principles and methods. Browse the rest of the MSN website to find out about Montessori St Nicholas Charity, based in London, UK.
This page https://amshq.org/Families/Why-Choose-Montessori explains the advantages of the Montessori method and includes a video from parents testifying its benefits.
Montessori vs Conventional School
Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NGRpzQ9vCE which highlights some interesting differences between the Montessori method and traditional mainstream education.
Montessori in the UK
This https://www.montessorisociety.org.uk/ is the UK website for the AMI. It has pages on Montessori principles, videos and articles with the latest research and ideas. This page https://www.montessorisociety.org.uk/faq-parents also has some answers to some common FAQs.
Finding a Montessori School (UK)
This page of the UK AMI website https://www.montessorisociety.org.uk/page-18115 lists Montessori educational establishments in the UK; thankfully, you can search by region to find the best schools near you.
Finding a Montessori School (USA)
This page https://amshq.org/Families/Find-A-School of the American Montessori Society will help you find a Montessori school near you.
Montessori Around the World
The AMI or Association Montessori Internationale https://montessori-ami.org/ is a great place to find out more about Montessori and how it is implemented around the world.
DIY Montessori Resources
Find new ideas on how to make DIY Montessori learning materials at home here https://livingmontessorinow.com/diy-montessori-materials/
Find resources online here https://montessori-ami.org/resource-library to find out where to buy Montessori books; learn about Dr Maria Montessori and how her method began, as well as Montessori quotes and photos and other resources and information.
This interesting article by Angeline Lillard, a professor of psychology and author of Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, discusses materials used by Maria Montessori and explains how they can be organised, utilised and modified in line with the true Montessori Method.
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Lillard available here.
The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori available here
Dr Montessori’s Own Handbook by Maria Montessori available here