A PARENT’S GUIDE TO RAISING
A CURIOUS AND RESPONSIBLE HUMAN BEING
Written by a Montessori toddler teacher and parent
After the success of the Kickstarter, The Montessori Toddler is now on Amazon or via any bookseller!
plus other online retailers + your local bookstore
Want a sneak peek inside?
Step 1. Click HERE to see the 4-page table of contents and you’ll see exactly how comprehensive this book is
Step 2. Click HERE to add your email address and receive the first chapter of the book – “What we need to know about toddlers” – straight to your inbox
Step 3. Preorder your copy of course
What people are saying about the book
“I hope my great-grandmother’s teachings find their way into every family’s home through this inspirational, practical, and beautiful book.”
– Carolina Montessori (Dr Montessori’s great-granddaughter)
“I’m absolutely loving the book, Simone. Fantastic work. Very practical, clear advice and beautifully designed, in keeping with the Montessori tradition. Kudos!”
– Wade, Spain
“Finally, received your book. It is a labor of love for everyone to enjoy! Love the thoughtful words and carefully chosen pictures to help us understand how to best help the child and learn along beside him/her for life. Thank you so much.”
– Emilie, USA
“I love the book. Thank you very much. It is so comprehensive and beautifully presented, perfect illustrations. Take care and once again wonderful work and thank you.”
– An Morison, teacher at Castlecrag Montessori School, Sydney
“I just wanted to send you a little note of gratitude! I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying reading your book! Each point that you make resonates right with me. Being a positive discipline educator I see eye to eye with your concepts. They are right on. I am new to the Montessori field, but feel that it aligns perfectly with my vision and desired responses as a parent. I appreciate all of the time, energy, and care you put in to your work. I truly enjoy having you as a mentor to learn from! Thank you!”
– Katie, The Netherlands
About the book
There is no doubt about it. Toddlers can be tricky. On one hand they can be lovely. On the other hand they can be really hard work. They’ll make you laugh. And they will probably bring you to tears. Or at least a high level of frustration.
I felt the same way when my children were small and I was struggling to get them to do things. I felt enormous empathy for them, but wasn’t sure what the alternative was to threatening, bribing or putting them into time out.
It’s been my mission since then to find another way. I’ve now been working in Montessori education for 15 years and love to learn from the 100+ toddlers and parents I see every week in my classroom. I am so happy to share with you what I have learned and help you understand your toddler better too.
This book is the result. Your comprehensive guide to raising toddlers in a Montessori way.
And when I say toddler, I’m talking about children around 1 to 3 years, give or take a few months.
Each section of the book is super practical and it is beautifully designed to make it even easier to read. It’s perfect if you are a busy parent, carer or even grandparent. And it doesn’t matter if you are brand new to Montessori or have been using Montessori for a while – or even if you aren’t planning to send your children to Montessori school. You can read it from cover to cover. Or just open up the book at a page that interests you and you will find something practical you can try today.
- how to set up your home to get rid of the chaos and bring back some calm into your lives
- the tools to work together with your child – how you can lead, guide and support them, especially when they are having a hard time
- how to create Montessori activities at home that are just right for your toddler
- and how to get others in your family on board
You will find answers to your questions. To see there is another more peaceful way to be with your toddler. To help you plant the seeds to raise a respectful and responsible human being. To work on a relationship with your toddler which you will be building on for years.
So are you ready to say goodbye to frustration and hello to peace and calm? It’s time for us to learn to see through our toddler’s eyes – The Montessori Toddler.
A peek inside
Book layout and illustrations by Hiyoko Imai
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About the author
I am an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Montessori teacher and mother of 2 children. Finding Montessori helped me so much and now I love to help parents introduce these ideas in their homes too to help them get back the calm and joy with their toddlers.
I have been working for 15 years in Montessori classrooms and have been running my own school for the last 10 years. At my school, I offer parent-child Montessori classes at Jacaranda Tree Montessori here in Amsterdam.
In this book, I share all the answers to the questions I get asked by families coming to my classes – how to get their child to cooperate, how to set up their home and activities in a Montessori way, and – most of all – how to enjoy parenting their toddlers.
I can’t wait for you to get your copy.
Here is what a few people have said…
“Simone is a very warm, compassionate, and intelligent instructor who creates a sense of serenity and support in the classroom while maintaining an air of humour and enjoyment. Her genuineness allows her to form strong relationships with the children resulting in the children’s increased respect for themselves, others, and the learning process.”
…about The Montessori Notebook
“This is amazing!! Thank you so much Simone!!! An invaluable reference indeed, so great to have it all in one place. That must have been so much work. Very grateful.”
…about the book
“Hello Simone, Finally today I got your book. It’s been delivered even here, in Tirana – Albania. Hope will have a great impact to our society, too. Best wishes to you!” – Joanna, Albania
“Love ours! Thank you!” – @kellelder83, instagram
“Simone has done a marvelous job of offering us another way to think about toddlers, of offering concrete, practical, and relatable examples, in a way that is tender, kind and helpful. With practical advice, supportive tips, and encyclopedic wisdom, The Montessori Toddler presents a positive, respectful and informative appreciation of toddlers.” – Baan Dek Montessori
“Simone, I love your book. Every single sentence is so riche and wise, filled with a lot of respect and love for children! I learn so much! Thank you for that wonderful book!” – @herbstkinder, instagram
“Since the mailman handed it to me a few weeks ago, I literally devour Simone’s book and love every single word in it! It not only shows how the Montessori philosophy can be lived at home, there are also many tips and ideas. This book is full of respect, mindfulness and love and not just to the toddler, but also to parents.” – Eltern vom Mars blog, Austria
“Your book has changed my life, I feel like such a more content mum now, and every time I feel a little lost I turn to your book again to set me straight. – Freyja, England