TOP FIVE Recommended Homeschool and Montessori Books for Parents and Teachers
What Your First Grader Needs to Know : Fundamentals of a Good First Grade Education "Most popular!"
by E. D. Hirsch (Editor)
Book Description: "What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders." (Amazon.com editorial review.) "You just can't beat this book. Not only does it tell you what your child should be learning, it's right there for you. This isn't just a list of topics - it has the actual stories, biographies, math games, etc. right there for you. One of my favorite parts is the literature section. It has the basic stories, poems, fables, and sayings every well-rounded child should now. And the science and history sections have great introductions/overviews of topice - great for unit studies." (Amazon.com customer spotlight review.)
Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain: Early Learning Activities for 2-6 Year Old Children by John Bowman
"These activities help young children develop powerful brain architecture, a positive, confident self-image, and early reading, writing, math, and science skills - a great preparation for success in school. Most activities use common items parents may already have or which can be easily and inexpensively obtained."
Child-Sized Masterpieces for steps 1,2,3 of Mommy It's a Renoir (various levels) by Aline D. Wolf
How to Use Child-Sized Masterpieces : A Parent and Teacher Handbook for Matching, Pairing, Sorting, and Sequencing Postcard-size reproductions
Montessori Read & Write
by L. Lawrence
"Making the world-renowned Montessori method available to all, this book will be welcomed by parents who wish to give their children a solid foundation in a set of basic skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. 80 color illustrations." --Amazon.com editorial review
"The development of languge begins long before birth and continues to unfold intensely until he age of six. A sound beginning at this age will help for the rest of one's life. This book, by a leading Montessori practitioner, shows how to support language development, and to teach reading and writing the Montessori approach. It is useful for home and school." --Child of the World, 2002-2003 edition, a Michael Olaf company.
Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Pre-school Years
by Elizabeth G. Hainstock