May 12, 2021
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. CST
Registered attendees will receive a free digital calendar designed with art and quotes from the book!
More about the book
Dr. Maria Montessori observed that all children have “an absorbent mind,” taking in and processing everything around them—and that it is the role of parents to mindfully assist in their learning and development. This also holds true for babies. Natural learners from birth, they observe everything, communicating with gurgles and different cries. How can a parent encourage and support that curiosity in their newborn? Drawing on the child-led principles of the Montessori educational method, The Montessori Baby: A Parents Guide to Nurturing Your Baby With Love, Respect And Understanding [Workman Publishing, May 5, 2021, $19.95] guides parents as they learn to nurture their babies from dependent to collaborative beings—and by the end of the first year into an increasing independent curious child ready to explore the world—all while helping new parents find the support and calm they crave.
Co-authored by Simone Davies, a specially certified Montessori educator and author of best-selling parenting book The Montessori Toddler, and Junnifa Uzodike, a Montessori educator who runs her own Montessori school in Nigeria, The Montessori Baby is based on a 100-year-old educational method founded by Dr. Maria Montessori and taught at 4,000 Montessori schools around the country, and 20,000 schools worldwide. Providing families with the tools needed to understand their baby’s unique needs; what they want to learn; and how they can support them in a more mindful, calm way, The Montessori Baby teaches parents how to use the Montessori method in their own home. Lessons include:
How to prepare for parenting in a Montessori way, such as letting go of our own desires for who our children will become, and the principle of less is more—less stuff but also less speed; slow down, and avoid rushing through feeding, diaper changes, and the like
How to prepare the baby’s first environment
How to create a secure sense of attachment while setting clear and kind boundaries
How best to speak to baby and what kind of toys to use (mobiles, especially)
How to set up beautiful, safe “yes” spaces with inviting objects and activities for baby to freely explore, observe and discover
That rare parenting book that is a pleasure to look at, with beautiful illustrations and a bright airy design, The Montessori Baby will guide parents on how to use the Montessori methods to create an environment of uncluttered calm and raise a curious, independent child. The whole family will benefit.
About the Authors
Simone Davies is the author of The Montessori Toddler, as well as the author of The Montessori Notebook, the popular blog and Instagram, where she gives tips, answers questions, and provides online workshops to parents around the world. She is an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Montessori teacher, and she and her family live in Amsterdam, where she runs parent-child classes at the Jacaranda Tree Montessori school.
Junnifa Uzodike is an AMI-trained Montessori teacher for the 0–3, 3–6, and 6–12 age groups. She runs her Montessori school, Fruitful Orchard Montessori, in Abuja, Nigeria, where she lives with her husband and three young children. She also supports families and schools via her Nduoma Montessori consulting company, blog, and Instagram accounts.