Child of the World
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Montessori Global Education for Ages 3-12+
by Susan Stephenson
This is a favorite of parents and teachers around the world. It is packed with Montessori ideas for raising and educating children from age 3 to 12 and older.
170 pages, 40 black and white illustrations
About the Author
Susan Stephenson holds AMI diplomas at the 0–3, 3–6, and 6–12 levels, and shares in her writing some of what she has learned and taught in her travels in the USA, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sweden, and Russia. You can learn more about her at her website: www.susanart.net
PART ONE, AGE 3-6
- Caring for Oneself, for Others, and for the Environment
- The Preparation and Serving of Food
- Toys and Games
- The Earth, Physical Sciences
- Plants and Animals, Life Sciences
- People, Social Sciences
- Music and Art
- Geometry, Math, and Measurement
PART TWO, AGE 6-12
- Transition to the Elementary Years
- The Earth, Physical Sciences
- Biology, Life Sciences
- The Humanities, Social Sciences
- The Arts
- Invention, Geometry, and Math
PART THREE, AGE 0-24
- Stages of Development
- The Young Adult, Age 21-18
- The Adult, Age 18-24
PART FOUR, PARENTS AND TEACHERS
- Preparing a Learning Environment
- Parenting and Teaching
- Maria Montessori
- About the Author
- Acclaim for Child of the World
Praise for Child of the World
"The only book you need to help raise your happy healthy child"
-Jim Fitzpatrick, Montessori school administrator.
"Stephenson’s volume is a wonderful resource for parents seeking thoughtful, sound advice on raising well-grounded children in a chaotic world. Presenting Montessori principles in clear and eloquent prose, Stephenson’s legacy will be a tremendous service to generations of parents to come."
—Angeline Lillard, PhD, Professor of Psychology, U. of Virginia, author of Montessori, The Science behind the Genius
"This book gets everything in one place. The what to do (practical advice), the why it works (theoretical grounding), the how to build on it (self-construction) is all here. I wish I had had access to something like this when my children were little, and I will make sure that all my young friends have a copy."
-Rita Zener, Montessori teacher trainer.
"Imagine a Montessori book that guides you in putting together a child's corner in every room according to the same principles used by Montessori educators for more than a century. Activities are described to match your child's precise ages and stages providing authentic environments for choice and stimulating engagement. This little book can change your life with its practical wisdom."
-David Kahn, North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA)
"This book explains the meaning of life, how you are supposed to live it. It would be helpful to other people my age. If the young person does not want to read the chapter, The Young Adult, Age 12-18, then the parents should read it so they can help their son or daughter become a better person."
—Ryan Alcock, Age 13, The Montessori Lyceum, Amsterdam