Words by some incredible educators/scientists/ philosophers have opened up not just the horizons of my mind but also completely changed the way I parent. There is so much to say about how I have loved each of these books but I will keep it short for the sake of simplicity. Let’s start with if you only want to read 1 Montessori baby book, it would be…
Montessori from the start– comprehensive, easy to read, easy to understand and easy to implement Montessori curriculum from birth to three years.
Some of my other favorite Montessori baby books are:
Understanding the Human Being– this is “the Montessori baby book” written by Dr. Montanaro who worked closely with Dr.Montessori and established what Montessori should look like from birth to three years. I LOVE this book! Its written in Montessori language, so a bit more scientific to read. Highly recommended!
The Joyful Child- Another Montessori bible from birth to three years. I love how it is so easy to read and understand.
The Absorbent Mind– written by Dr.Montessori this is for me the best “Montessori read” for an overall idea of this philosophy. She has also given many insights into the early years.
Other books that greatly influence my parenting…I will talk about authors/philosophies and their best work rather than just books here..
RIE– known as “resources for infant educarers” was founded by Magda Gerber who worked with Dr. Emmi Pikkler, a pediatriacian. To put it in brief “respecting the baby” forms the basis of this method and my favorite book is “Your self confident baby” by Magda Gerber. I also love Janet Lansbury’s blog!
The conscious parent– this book (and even the awakened family) by Dr. Shefali Tsabary wiped a bit of the fog of my ‘childhood conditioning’ and gave me an insight into my patterns and ways of being. Reflection is the first step in parenting, I think! Just can’t recommend these books and this lady enough.
Osho/ Sadhguru– I have listened to both of these mystics regularly for past few years on YouTube and love reading their books. I have loved their methods/ meditations too. Osho is not for the soft hearted! His words are powerful, bare and authentic. I love “the book of children“, which gives a great insight if you wish to raise a child not conditioned by the society but who is just truly themselves.