Joy Montessori School

Taking care of the Future.... One Child at a time!

Dear Parents, below are some of the books that are recommended for your reading, which would help in making your child grow more positive and with full of energy. Each child is different and it becomes parents responsibility along with teachers to ensure they get the right environment, motivation to help them succeed in their life. First few years of their life are the most crucial in getting this done as it takes more effort to motivate later when they grow up.

This book reviews findings on how much infants, toddlers and preschoolers know and are capable of expressing from the early months on. Chapters covering each year of a child's language growth link this knowledge to McGuiness's own programme for children's reading. McGuiness charts how a child first makes sense of the world of sound and symbols, and then progresses from recognizing and decoding words to developing a vocabulary and using it to become a good listener, reader and eloquent speaker. She offers advice to parents on how to maximize interactions with their children and be a positive force in nurturing their child's language from day one.

If you have children, then you have dreams for them. You want to see them growing up happy, healthy, self-reliant, and confident in themselves and their abilities. You’ve also probably wondered if you'll be able to give them all this. There's good news: you can. Wayne Dyer shares the wisdom and guidance that have already helped millions of readers take charge of their lives and shows how to make all your hopes for your children come true.
Learn valuable advice including Dyer’s original seven simple secrets for building your child's self-esteem every day; how to give very young children all the love they need without spoiling them; how to encourage risk-taking without fear of failure; action strategies for dealing with both your own anger and your child's; the right way (and the wrong way) to improve your child's behavior; the secrets of raising kids relatively free of illness; techniques that encourage children to enjoy life, and much more.
It's all here – straightforward, commonsense advice that no parent can afford to do without.

Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child? Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country. Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.

The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: Discover your child’s love language, Assist your child in successful learning, Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively, Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child. Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.
Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs.
This is a very good introduction to Dr. Maria Montessori's teachings and ideas. It gives an account of how she derived many of her methods and the materials she used. The book is filled with details and interesting encounters with her little charges which makes her an endearing educator. However, it does not contain enough information for the actual exercises the child is supposed to practice.

For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen 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. Inside you’ll discover how to bridge communication gaps, defuse power struggles, avoid the dangers of praise, enforce your message of love, build on strengths, not weaknesses, hold children accountable with their self-respect intact, teach children not what to think but how to think, win cooperation at home and at school.

If you are a mother, you may not look in the mirror everyday and see yourself as having a great influence on the world, but you do! No one has a greater impact on the home than a mother, and that impact can be defeatingly negative or powerfully "positive." This book will help ensure that your impact is positive. In the pages of this insightful and inspiring book, you will learn seven, simple principles for shaping your family for good -- principles that work for stay-at-home and working moms alike. As you read this captivating book, you will see how your attitude and actions can fill the lives of those you care about the most with love and encouragement. Become the mom you've always wanted to be. You might even surpass your own dreams.

A child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ) has good self-control, resilience, and empathy--all factors that help build a foundation for a more grounded, satisfying, and successful life.
With The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children, you will learn how to help your child: Improve academic achievement and behavior, Achieve mindfulness, Understand emotions, Empathize with others, Improve self-confidence, Build inner resilience.
This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EQ skills in your child and provides you with all you need to help your children achieve their greatest potential.

What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain.
Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps. With great wit, wisdom, and compassion, Carter covers the day-to-day pressure points of parenting—how best to discipline, get kids to school and activities on time, and get dinner on the table—as well as the more elusive issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional intelligence.

This book offers practical, peaceful ways to get children to follow orders without a power struggle. Parents will find simple, easy-to-use strategies to motivate their children to co-operate in dozens of everyday situations. By understanding why children say "no", and by using the encouraging strategies from the book, parents can build positive relationships with their children based on trust and unconditional love. Each chapter includes helpful hints and "scripts" to help parents to learn what to say to their children when conflicts arise. Each chapter focuses on a different "no" situation, such as: No! I don't want to go to bed! No! I don't want to go to school! No! I don't want to share! No! I don't want to get dressed! No! I don't want to eat that! No! I don't want to use the potty! - Going places - Getting dressed - Meal times - Manners - Playing - Cleaning up routines - Education - Sleeping - Growing up - Health - Understand why young children say "no" and how to avoid harmful strategies. From the authors of Discipline Without Shouting Or Spanking, the category bestselling guide to disciplining children without recourse to violence.