THE JOYFUL CHILD
Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three

The author, Susan Mayclin Stephenson, worked for a year with Silvana Montanaro, MD, her friend and AMI 0-3 trainer, in the creation of this book. Dr. Montanaro wrote the introduction to the book. She insisted on two things.
(1) There must be many pictures in the book because, in her words, "We are now a visual society, getting our information from pictures." also, she said that busy parents might gain from the pictures when they do not have time to read all of the text.
(2) Sharing of this information with adolescents (as is done in Montessori 12-18 human development classes) and with expectant or new parents, is the very best way to help improve the understanding of the human being and Montessori from the beginning. Parents who have read this book will understand, and they will want the best in Montessori for their children as they grow.


ORIGINAL ENGLISH

Available on Amazon in the USA, in several countries, and from the publisher with bulk discounts for schools and training centers Books

Joyful Child English

SPANISH TRANSLATION

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El Nino Alegre

FRENCH TRANSATION

The first AMI Montessori book available in France

For more information France

 

Joyful Child in French

ARABIC TRANSLATION

A brief translation of part of the book can be found here PDF

more information on how this came to be . . . Click

Joyful Child in Arabic

CHINESE
TRANSLATION

These excerpts from The Joyful Child were instrumental in bringing AMI to China.

Mandarin PDF

Joyful Child in Chinese

FARSI/PERSIAN
TRANSLATION

Translation sponsored by the Iranian government to bring this information to parents. Available in Iran and USA.

For information E-mail Iran

Joyful Child in Iran Language

JAPANESE
TRANSLATION

For many years this book has been the text for parenting, prenatal, and book club groups in Japan.

Print book available in: Japan

 

Joyful Child in Japanese

MONGOLIAN TRANSLATION

This is the first Montessori book translated into the Mongolian language.

For print book available in Mongolia
tsolmonn@gmail.com

Joyful Child Mongolian

POLISH
TRANSLATION

This translation was made by two parents expecting their first child. There work has helped many Polish families in Poland and elsewhere.

Brief translation of part of the book in PDF

Joyful Child in Polish

PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION

The translation was made by a Montessori mother and is being shared by the very large Montessori movement in Brasil.

Print and e-book
available from Amazon

Joyful Child in Portuguese

ROMANIAN
TRANSLATION

A member of the European Parliament came to AMI in Amsterdam for AMI help for Romania, it was suggested that he begin by translating this book.

Here is the Complete text without pictures: PDF

E-mail for print book within Romania editura@montessori-iasi.ro

Joyful Child in Romanian

RUSSIAN TRANSLATION

Text in PDF

Translated by the AMI affiliate organization in Russia to begin the best of Montessori from birth.

For a print copy contact the AMI Affiliate Russia

Joyful Child in Russian

VIETNAMESE
TRANSLATION

Presently sold out - will be republished soon.

E-mail for print version within Vietnam
vitali.montessori@gmail.com

Joyful Child Vietnamese

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