Madison Montessori School

Parent Resources

Often parents ask us to recommend books about Montessori education – or where they can purchase some of the materials we have in the classroom that their children enjoy working with – or where they can find the lyrics to some of the songs we sing in class. Here are some of our favorite sources and titles:

Read this Everyday Mindfulness Exercises article for tips and tools about stress relief and stress management. Some of these strategies are being put into practice in our classrooms as we focus on ‘Mindfulness’ this year.

Parents Journal — Dr. Angeline Lillard interview on weekly National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast.

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary, PhD

For all things Montessori in the home: Montessori Services –

Our favorite parenting book: The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness. By: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Reading Magic:  Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. By: Mem Fox

Montessori and Your Child. By: Terry Malloy – exclusively available from –

The unique songs we sing in the classroom are available in, Children’s Songs, by Sanford Jones — exclusively at –

On Maren Schmidt’s Blog you’ll find helpful articles and practical tools to use when working with your child.

At an award-winning column, you’ll find helpful information and valuable tools for effective parenting.

At you will find clear, simple, straightforward advice that is easy to understand and most importantly easy to apply.

For information about product recalls and other helpful information from the State of NJ —  and

Building Self-Control, the American Way

Published: February 17, 2012