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First Montessori Books, for Parents and TeachersFIRST MONTESSORI BOOKS
In 2021-2022 Susan Mayclin Stephenson's eight Montessori books are available wholesale to schools and Montessori teacher training centers. WHSL

The latest book in the series, well-received all over the world: AID TO LIFE, MONTESSORI BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: AID TO LIFE

Michael Olaf Store

Since 1982 Michael Olaf Montessori has helped parents and teachers around the world understand and support the full potential of the child from birth through age 12+.

Books and materials are available at this online store Montessori environments for ages 0-6+


Birth to Three Development - Video Clips based on the first years stages of development

Human Development Montessori Middle school course. Michael Olaf's Joyful Child (for birth to three) is used as a text in a Montessori adolescent program

Montessori" A Video Explanation: Anyone can use the word "Montessori"

Maria Montessori Biography A brief overview and several pictures

Montessori FAQ's Frequently Asked Questions about Montessori education.

Montessori Lectures and Articles Montessori infant information, an observation of a 3-6 class, and more

Montessori for a Prince a story of Montessori for a Prince (PDF)

AMI/USA Newsletter for 0-3 (PDF) Summer Ideas for the child, 0-3

The International Montessori Index practical information

Montessori Homeschooled One story

Creativity Do schools kill creativity? This is a link to a talk by Sir Ken Robinson. Very insightful and entertaining! (

Montessori and Waldorf Schools
a comparison

About Us Michael Olaf Montessori Company, established in 1982

Montessori Supporters and famous Montessori students PDF

Chinese Multiplication: Math through the ages is a standard research in Montessori 6-12 classes. Here is a video of an ancient variation.

FOOD - teach every child about food, a very important TED talk

A Christmas Prayer for the Earth includes original lyrics and music and pictures from Susan's Montessori work around the world.

Michael Olaf Montessori Newsletters:
#2 Montessori Art, January 2010
#3 Montessori Cultural Geography, May 2010
#4 Montessori Parenting/Teaching, August 2010
#5 Montessori Home Environment, November 2010
#6 Montessori in Sikkim, January 2011
#7 Montessori Math, April 2011
#8 All 2009-2011 Newsletters, May 2011
#9 Montessori Grace and Courtesy, August 2011
#10 Montessori Biology, May 2012
#11 Practical Life, Real Life, Aug 2012
#12 Happy Children for the Holidays, Dec 2012
#13 Book, Child of the World, Mar 2013
#14 Book, The Joyful Child, July 2013
#15 Book, The Universal Child, October 2013
#16 Montessori Language, April 2014
#17 Swaddling, Caring for Others, Authentic Montessori. Nov 2014
#18 Concentration, Where the Magic Happens!, May 2015
#19 Michael Olaf Montessori Company, Nov 2015
#20 Cosmic Education, Feb 2016
#21 Book, No Checkmate (Chess Book) & Blog May 2016
#22 The Music Environment July 2016
#23 Book, Montessori and Mindfulness, Nov 2017
#25 Book, The Red Corolla, Montessori Cosmic Education, June 2019
#26 Book, Montessori Homeschooling, Aug 2020
#27 Book, Aid to Life, Montessori Beyond the Classroom, Mar 2021

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