For Small Hands - providing real, child-size tools to enable young children to have successful experiences learning how to care for themselves and their environment. They also carry a wide range of books, educational materials & family activities.
Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lilard. Describes Montessori theory and contemporary American Montessori schools serving ages ranging from birth to adulthood.
Montessori from the Start by Paula Polk Lilard and Lynn Jessen. What parents can do to help their youngest children in the process of self formation.
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori. Discusses the development of infants and young children from birth to three years. Gives a clear explanation of the basis of Montessori theory and method.
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E.M. Standing. Covers Maria Montessori's life, how she developed Montessori education, it's theoretical basis and the worldwide growth of the Montessori movement.
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn. The trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A's, praise and other bribes.
Children: The Challenge by Rudolph Dreikurs. Common childhood problems that occur from toddler to preteen years. A reference that helps parents to understand their children's actions better, giving them the guidance necessary to discipline lovingly and effectively.
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson. They Key to positive discipline is not punishment but mutual respect. Nelson coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind so that any child - from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager - can learn creative cooperation and self discipline with no loss of dignity.
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Time Seldin. Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how to deal with children's physical and intellectual growth from birth to six years.
How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. An excellent communication tool kit based on a series of workshops developed by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Faber and Mazlish provide a step-by-step approach to improving relationships in your house. The "Reminder" pages, helpful cartoon illustrations, and excellent exercises will improve your ability as a parent to talk and problem-solve with your children.
I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Natureby Jennifer Ward, Susie Ghahremani, Richard Louv. I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross. Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish.
Play At Home Mom - We are a group of moms who have a firm belief in positive parenting and play based learning. We hope to inspire, educate, uplift, and empower you all to be the best moms (and dads) you can be. Our contributors consist of moms (obviously), educators, and therapists.
Gardening With Children - They're curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand.
Berry Patch Farms - Berry Patch Farms provides a pick-your-own blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas Tree experience for the whole family. We have a variety of fresh, beautiful, long-lasting Christmas trees, Pumpkins of every size and shape, and tons of blueberries! Our farm is a great place for your family to enjoy a picnic and hayride, or a visit to the barn yard!
The Art Barn - Art, animals and agriculture. Atlanta's Best private barnyard celebration!