The Discovery of the Child


By Maria Montessori
Published​: ​February 2021
ISBN​: ​978-81-936973-1-3

In this book Dr. Montessori describes in detail the materials that she devised to support the development of very young children in the very First Montessori school in Rome. The materials, their use by the children and the principles that underpin them are set in context within the progressive idea that children who grow in freedom will educate themselves. The Montessori materials are autodidactic. To realise their goal they must be used within a nurturing environment in which the needs of the children are met. An invaluable guide to a Montessori teacher since it was First published, this book is still used by students of the Montessori method all over the world and outlines the core of Montessori practices in schools today.