Learning Together - What Montessori can offer your family by Kathi Hughes
This book was only released last month. I think you can see Finn from Sew Liberated on the cover and there are a couple of Meg's photographs inside. There are also contributions from Charlotte (who wrote Let's talk about Screen Time Part One and Part Two) and Meg from At Home with Montessori. There are also many contributions from other parents with lots of real life examples and suggestions.
It's such a lovely book visually with lots of photographs and easy to read text.
My favourite chapters are Chapter 3 - A Montessori way of life, including sections on Engaging the child with the routines of living and Promoting positive behaviour, and Chapter 4 - Creating a Montessori-inspired living space which includes ideas, tips and concrete suggetions for Montessori inspired bedrooms, playrooms, kitchens and more.
At 93 pages this book is really full but not at all overwhelming. In summary:
This is the most comprehensive Montessori at home book for children of all ages. It is a great book for families new to Montessori, it is fresh and engaging. It's also a great book for those who know a little about Montessori but are not sure how or where to start.
That's the point isn't it? So many people feel overwhelmed at what they feel they should or shouldn't be doing, at not being able to do it all. There are a lot of resources that make Montessori look and feel harder than it should. Montessori is really about living simply and beautifully, this book will explain how to do it.
If you've read this book I'd love to know what you think. Would you recommend it to others?