Montessori DVDs for Parent Orientation
Co-produced by the American Montessori Society
Duration: 25 minutes, Copyright 2000
What does it mean to follow your child? What is a Montessori approach to discipline? What are Montessori sensitive periods for infants and toddlers? In this DVD, you will see these questions answered by four families who have adapted their homes in various ways to nurture their children's physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Other topics include encouraging respect, nurturing independence, and taking responsibility for age-appropriate tasks. Any parent of a preschool child will love the insights offered in this important DVD!
Duration: 23 minutes, Copyright 2000
This DVD is included in the Assistant’s Multimedia Training Package but can also be purchased separately. This DVD is indispensable for anyone who wants more information about the preschool Montessori method. Beginning with an overview of early childhood Montessori philosophy, the DVD covers materials in all five curriculum areas and explains how the materials increase in abstraction. You will see how children are prepared for lifelong learning - from the development of small muscle skills and independence, to the ability to see mathematical operations in three dimensions.
Duration: 18 minutes, Copyright 2002
An Introduction to the Montessori Math Curriculum provides an inspiring look at the power of the Montessori mathematics curriculum. Beginning from the concrete early childhood materials, the program moves step-by-step to show how children develop an increasingly abstract understanding of concepts such as fractions, squaring, cubing, and beginning algebra.