Resources

Montessori Materials

With the view that children need to be active in the environment in body and spirit, Maria Montessori and her son and collaborator Mario, developed a series of materials to aid the child’s development. Made to high standards of precision, the simple yet attractive materials are well known to Montessori practitioners all over the world. AMI monitors the development and manufacture of the Montessori materials.

For all the International Manufacturers of Montessori Materials listed below, AMI approved items will have the AMI logo next to them in the catalogue.

International Montessori Materials Manufacturers

Nienhuis Montessori by Heutink International

Website: http://www.nienhuis.com

Email: info@heutink.com

Gonzagarredi Montessori

Website: http://www.gonzagarredi.com/en/products/montessori-materials

Email: montessori@gonzagarredi.it

Matsumoto Kagaku Japan

Website: http://www.mk-k.com

Agaworld Montessori

Website: http://www.awmontessori.com/sub/program_01.php?me_code=2010

Montessori Materials in India

There are, at present, very few AMI approved manufacturers in the world manufacturing materials according to AMI specifications. Currently there are no AMI approved manufacturers in India. Filling a need in the community for Montessori materials approved by AMI and prepared to the standards it sets, Bluebell Montessori distributes Nienhuis material in India.

To order Nienhuis materials in India visit the Bluebell Montessori website and list the materials you wish to purchase with product name and code and email it to them for a quote.

Bluebell Montessori

26/28 Bishop palace Road , Chembukkavu, Thrissur , Kerala – 680020 , India.

Landline : +91  484 2989150

Mobile: +91 9847262000

Email: info@bluebellmontessori.in

Website: http://bluebellmontessori.in

Relevant Websites

Today at the touch of the button we have access to an overwhelming amount of information. We also can access misinformation easily. It has become a tedious and rather time consuming process to find accurate information about the theoretical and practical components of Montessori education. In our effort to bring accurate information to all about Montessori education we will curate a list of useful websites for teachers and parents to use and share with others. If you would like to add to this list, please email us with website links that you have found useful along with a brief paragraph on what you found useful about the website.

Books

There are millions of books on child development, parenting, issues and trends in education.  The list provided here is not intended to be an exhaustive one but merely a start for those interested in broadening their outlook on child development.  It includes books by authors whose modern views on child development are yet aligned to the Montessori philosophy and validate her early observations and address some of the practicalities of living with children today. Montessori practitioners may find it useful to recommend this list to those seeking advice. We welcome any suggestions of books that could be listed here.

What’s Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life by Lise Eliot

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn

Understanding the Human Being: The Importance of the First Three Years of Life by Silvana Montanaro

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E. M. Standing

My Child Won’t Eat by Carlos Gonzalez

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain by Dana Suskind

Unconditional Parenting:  Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn

Montessori Madness by Trevor Eissler

The Surprising Power of Family Meals: How Eating Together Makes Us Smarter, Stronger, Healthier and Happier by Miriam Weinstein

Videos

These videos have been chosen to bring different voices within the Montessori community together. They are intended to serve the community as a growing resource. Some of the speakers have many years of experience working with children and seek to explain key ideas in Montessori education. We hope to add to this list so that it can serve all of those who wish to explain Montessori principles to others for the first time. If you would like to add to this list please email us.

Story Telling in Montessori with Carla Foster

International Montessori Congress 2017
Irene Fafalios Keynote Speech

International Montessori Congress 2017
Carla Foster Keynote Speech

Kay Baker –
Psychogeometry

Articles

In this age of information it is still hard to search for articles on Montessori. By listing articles of general interest in child development, Montessori practices, modern research around child related issues, we hope to create an awareness of the child’s development among those who have little time.  Some of these articles centre around research in student outcomes of Montessori education, others are by practitioners relating their experiences, and explaining core Montessori principles. Intended as a list that can be recommended both to those new to these ideas and those who wish to refresh their knowledge, we will continue to add links. We welcome suggestions that would enrich this section. Please email us.

Shunned and Admired: Montessori, Self-Determination, and a Case for Radical School Reform By  Angeline Lillard

Outcomes for Students in a Montessori Program By Kathryn Rindskopf Dohrmann

Sadhana: Reflections from the 26th International Montessori Congress By Kristin McAlister Young

How important are the Montessori Materials By Angeline Lillard

Supporting Bi-lingual Children By Irene Fafalios

Affiliated Societies

Organisations around the world affiliated to the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) (link to AMI Membership on AMI website) carry out the work of creating a greater visibility for Montessori’s vision for peaceful education and peaceful society. According to Montessori this is possible only if we consider the development of children in optimum environmental conditions. The AMI Affiliates aim to promote Montessori principles both within their communities and beyond. Working together for greater advocacy, all AMI Affiliates exchange ideas and share information. Today teachers and parents travel, relocate and reach out beyond national boundaries. Here we have the contact information of all the AMI Affiliates.  More will be added every year as they are created.

Argentina

Fundación Argentina María Montessori

info@fundacionmontessori.org

http://www.fundacionmontessori.org

Australia

Montessori Australia Foundation

info@montessori.org.au

https://montessori.org.au

Bulgaria

Association Institute Montessori Bulgaria

office@imontessori.bg

http://imontessori.bg

Canada

Association Montessori Internationale Canada

info@ami-canada.com

https://ami-canada.com

China

Zhejiang Montessori Institute of Child Development

chris.wu@ami-china.org

http://ami-china.org/

Colombia

Montessori Ecoeducative Foundation of Colombia

femco.ami@gmail.com

http://femcodecolombia.org/

 

Asociace Montessori CR

zuzana.kasparova@asociacemontessori.cz

http://www.zijememontessori.cz/

Egypt

Montessori Foundation of Egypt

info@montessori-egypt.org

http://www.montessori-egypt.org

 Finland

The Finnish Montessori Union

info@montessori.fi

http://www.montessori.fi

France

Association Montessori de France

contact@montessori-france.asso.fr

http://www.montessori-france.asso.fr

Germany

Deutsche Montessori Gesellschaft e.V.

dmg@deutsche-montessori-gesellschaft.de

http://www.montessori-gesellschaft.de

 

Deutsche Montessori-Vereinigung e.V.

info@montessori-vereinigung.de

http://www.montessori-vereinigung.de

 

Montessori Dachverband Deutschland e.V.

vorstand@montessori-deutschland.de

http://www.montessori-deutschland.de

Ireland

Association of A.M.I. Teachers of Ireland

info@aati.ie

https://aatimontessoriireland.wordpress.com/

Italy

Fondazione Centro Internazionale Studi Montessoriani

montessoribergamo@gmail.com

http://www.montessoribergamo.it

Japan

Friends of AMI Nippon

amitomo@arion.ocn.ne.jp

Latvia

Latvijas Montessori Fonds

montessori.fonds@gmail.com

Montessori México

admonmontessori@sociedad-afiliada.org.mx

http://montessori-sociedad-afiliada.org.mx

Mongolia

Association of the Montessori Mongolian Teachers

ami.mongolia@gmail.com

Morocco

Association Montessori Morocco

montessori.maroc@gmail.com

http://www.montessorimorocco.org

Nigeria

Foundation for Montessori Education in Nigeria

info@fmen.org.ng

http://fmen.org.ng

Norway

Norsk Montessoriforbund

post@montessorinorge.no

http://www.montessorinorge.no

Pakistan

The Pakistan Montessori Association

pakistanmontessoriassociation@ymail.com

http://www.pakistanmontessoriassociation.org

Peru

Montessori Asociation Perú

amontessoriperu@gmail.com

Poland

Montessori Training Center Poznan

registration@amipoland.pl

http://www.amipoland.pl

Portugal

Associacão Portuguesa Montessori

geral@montessoriportugal.pt

https://www.montessoriportugal.pt/

Romania

Association for the Development of Montessori Education in Romania

info@montessori.org.ro

http://www.montessori.org.ro

Russia

Montessori Public Fund

info@montessori-org.ru

http://www.montessori-org.ru

Serbia

Serbian Montessori Association

montesoriasocijacija@gmail.com

http://www.montesoriasocijacija.org

Spain

Asociación Montessori Española

asociacionmontessori@gmail.com

http://www.asociacionmontessori.net

Sweden

AMI Montessori Alumni Sweden

vivi@point65.se

http://amimontessori.se

Switzerland

 Association Montessori Suisse

info@montessori-suisse.ch

http://www.montessori-suisse.ch

 

Association Montessori Switzerland

contact@montessori-switzerland.ch

http://www.montessori-switzerland.ch

 

Assoziation Montessori (Schweiz)

info@montessori-schweiz.ch

http://www.montessori-schweiz.ch

Thailand

Montessori Association of Thailand

MontessoriAssoThailand@gmail.com

https://www.montessoriassothailand.org/

Ukraine

Support and Development of the Method of Maria Montessori in Ukraine

office@montessori-org.com.ua

https://www.montessori-org.com.ua/

 

United Kingdom

The Montessori Society A.M.I. (UK)

contact@montessorisociety.org.uk

http://www.montessorisociety.org.uk

 

United States of America

AMI Elementary Alumni Association (EAA)

outreach@ami-eaa.org

http://www.ami-eaa.org

 

Association Montessori International / USA

montessori@amiusa.org

http://amiusa.org

 

Montessori Administrators Association

info@montessoriadmins.org

http://www.montessoriadmins.org

 

North American Montessori Teachers Association

staff@montessori-namta.org

http://www.montessori-namta.org

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