Synopses & Reviews
For the first time, Basic Montessori
opens the celebrated philosophy and method to a more general public. David Gettman has devised a clear and modern explanation of Montessori's revolutionary ideas about early intellectual development, and provides a step-by-step guide to the Montessori learning activities most commonly used with under-fives. 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.
"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
About the Author
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.