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The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three

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Every culture has wisdom but in modern times much of it has been lost. The first three years of life are too important for experiments, but the Montessori guidelines presented here have held true all over the world, no matter what the culture of the child, for over 100 years. It is the goal of this book to help parents look for, discover, appreciate, and support the ...more
Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published September 13th 2013 by Michael Olaf Montessori Company
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Caitlin
May 23, 2015 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
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Excellent Introduction to the Importance of the Child's Care and Development from Birth to Age 3

This is a fabulous book that goes into detail of why the Montessori philosophy is so novel in the western world, in regards to our infants and toddlers. It also gives a wonderful look into the relatively simple way one can help their own child, or a child they care for, from its earliest days.
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Aug 24, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it
Really good for someone unaware of the Montessori philosophy of child-rearing. I read this to be a better Grandma to my grandchild due in February!
Good parenting is love, common sense and more love......

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Jan 12, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
Great food for thought

Great read for someone trying to learn methods for teaching small children, especially if you ure unfamiliar with children general.
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Dec 10, 2014 M V rated it it was ok
very very hippy dippy. Some good tips but also some over the top hippy crap. Overuse of the word Beautiful.
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“Bread baking is a daily activity for 2- year-olds in this Montessori infant community in Sweden and in many other places.” 0 likes
“The truth is that when a free spirit exists, it has to materialize itself in some form of work, and for this the hands are needed. Everywhere we find traces of men's handiwork, and through these we can catch a glimpse of his spirit and the thoughts of his time. —Maria Montessori” 0 likes
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