The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being by Simone
The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being by Simone

Written by Montessori educator Simone Davies, this book shows you how to bring the educational values of a Montessori classroom into your home-while turning the whole idea of the terrible twos on its head. Here is how to set up Montessori-friendly spaces in your home and apply principles for fostering curiosity in your child-and in yourself.

The City at Eye Level for Kids - edited by Rosa Danenberg, Vivian Doumpa, Hans Karssenberg (2018)
The City at Eye Level for Kids - edited by Rosa Danenberg, Vivian Doumpa, Hans Karssenberg (2018)

Dutch urban design firm STIP has produced a book for children which takes a look at the city landscape from their eyes. The City at Eye Level for Kids is the result of close working between a host of urban design professionals, and is supported by the Bernard van Leer's Urban95 programme, which works to improve the lives of children living in cities worldwide.

Children and Planning by Andrea Jean Cook and Claire Freeman (2019)
Children and Planning by Andrea Jean Cook and Claire Freeman (2019)

Planning is central to ensuring that children and young people live in safe and secure places, and that they are included and can be active. This book provides a range of international case studies illustrating good practice. It offers a variety of tools and techniques that have proved to be successful and discusses the work that needs to be done to enable planners to respond more effectively.

Creating Child Friendly Cities: New Perspectives and Prospects (2006)
Creating Child Friendly Cities: New Perspectives and Prospects (2006)

Examining the areas of planning, design, social policy, transport and housing, this book outlines strengths and deficiencies in the processes that govern urban development and change from the perspective of children and youth.

The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids by Alexandra Lange (2018)
The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids by Alexandra Lange (2018)

From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development.

Architecture on the Carpet by Brenda Vale and Robert Vale (2013)
Architecture on the Carpet by Brenda Vale and Robert Vale (2013)

This entertaining book offers a novel view of architecture through the prism of construction toys. Ranging over the last century to the present, Brenda and Robert Vale draw parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history, and national identities and myths.

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America by Monica Obniski (Author), Darrin Alfred (Author) (2018)
Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America by Monica Obniski (Author), Darrin Alfred (Author) (2018)

This spirited volume shows how postwar designers embraced whimsy and eclecticism in their work, exploring playfulness as an essential construct of modernity. Following World War II, Americans began accumulating more and more goods, spurring a transformation in the field of interior decoration.

Children’s Spaces by Mark Dudek (2005)
Children’s Spaces by Mark Dudek (2005)

In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. Children and their Urban Environment examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that children benefit from change.

Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds by Claire Freeman and Paul Tranter (2011)
Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds by Claire Freeman and Paul Tranter (2011)

In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. Children and their Urban Environment examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that children benefit from change.

The Well-trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer (1
The Well-trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer (1

The book outlines the classical pattern of education - the trivium - which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind. Using the trivium as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori (1949)
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori (1949)

Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years.

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