Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook

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Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook  
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Author Maria Montessori
Original title Manuale di pedagogia scientifica (Manual of Scientific Pedagogy)
Language Italian
Publication date 1914
Published in

While most of Maria Montessori's other books focus on her theory and philosophy, in this book she describes the actual set up, materials for, and running of a primary Montessori classroom.


  • Preface
  • Introductory Remarks
  • A "Children's House"
  • The Method
    Didactic Material for the Education of the Senses
    Didactic Material for the Preparation for Writing and Arithmetic
  • Motor Education
  • Sensory Education
  • Language and Knowledge of the World
  • Freedom
  • Writing
    Exercises for the Management of the Instrument of Writing
    Exercises for the Writing of Alphabetical Signs
  • The Reading of Music
  • Arithmetic
  • Moral Factors

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