Originally Posted by montessorimama
It depends on what you want to do with the information. If you want to find a montessori school, the websites are really all you need. If you want to TEACH your child montessori ed, then you need books, I'd just use amazon.
I used Jenny's page a lot when first starting Montessori at home, along with MWI's page. I also used these two books:
*Montessori Read and Write : A Parent's Guide to Literacy for Children by Lynne Lawrence
*Montessori Play And Learn : A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six by Lesley Britton
But I did come from a Montessori background myself, so I understood the three-part lesson, etc before starting. Lawrence and Britton's books do a great job of explaining this as well, and it's aimed specificially for at-home use.
For answering those pesky questions about Montessori, I found this book super-helpful:The Montessori Controversy by John Chattin-McNichols
The latter is a textbook, but local libraries should have it available.