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Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
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Maria Montessori came up with a wonderful philosophy which embraces the child as a human being, rather than just a little person. Very insightful book, with loads of practical advice on helping children find their own passion for learning. If you are looking for an alternative style of education, Maria Montessori has the goods for you. Great read!!


In the right environment a child can fulfil a spontaneous need to learn. Maria Montessori understood this, and it has formed the basis of what we now know as the Montessori method. In this book are discussed the wide choice of material and the methods needed if the child is to realize his learning potential.

Author Biography

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian physician, teacher, and innovator, acclaimed for her eponymous educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn. She opened the first Montessori school, the Casa dei Bambini, in Rome in 1907, and today there are more than 22,000 throughout the world. Dr. Montessori wrote numerous books on scientific pedagogy, including The Montessori Method, The Secret of Childhood, and The Discovery of the Child.
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January 12th, 1982
Country of Publication
United States
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Random House Inc
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