Spanish Immersion Article Extracts
"Earlier is Better" by Linda Foust, Parents Press
"Small Talk" by François Thibaut, People Magazine (May 1999)
"Early Childhood Bilingualism in the Montessori Children's House", Montessori LIFE (Spring 1998)
Spanish Language Links
http://www.cal.org/topics/fl/immersion.html can explain in more detail what a foreign language immersion program is. This website also provides more information on foreign languages teaching and learning techniques.
http://www.primeraescuela.com/ is an educational website for preschool aged children, presented entirely in Spanish.
http://www.analomba.com/ provides articles, materials and ideas for teaching languages to young children.
http://www.solycanto.com/music.html provides lyrics for some Spanish songs, and allows you to listen to some of their favorites.
http://www.mamalisa.com/ lists children's songs and nursery rhymes from around the world, providing the foreign and the English languages side by side along with the tune.
Montessori Article Extracts
"Educating the Child in His Movements" an article from "The Montessori Home" by Madam Caspari (colleague of Maria Montessori)
"Gentle Hands, Quiet Voices: Secrets of Montessori" by Randi Lynn Mrvos, Mothering Magazine (Issue 118, May/June 2003)
Montessori Organizations and Websites
American Montessori Society (AMS), www.amshq.org New York, NY 10010; 212-358-1250 Association Montessori Internationale (AMI-USA), www.montessori-ami.org Rochester, NY 14607; 800-872-2643 The Montessori Foundation & International Montessori Council, www.montessori.orgSarasota, FL 34240; 941-379-6628
Montessori Connections - http://www.montessoriconnections.com/ Montessori Online - http://www.montessori.org/ North American Montessori Teachers' Assn - http://www.montessori-namta.org/ Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education - http://www.macte.org/ The International Montessori Index - http://www.montessori.edu/
Montessori Method, by Maria Montessori Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook, Maria Montessori The Absorbent Mind, by Maria Montessori The Secret of Childhood, by Maria Montessori Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work, by E.M.Standing Montessori Today, by Paula Polk Lillard Montessori in the Classroom, by Paula Polk Lillard Teaching Montessori in the Home, by Elizabeth G. Hainstock Montessori Play and Learn, by Lesley Britton Basic Montessori, by David Gettman The Montessori Controversy, by John Chattin-McNichols Together with Montessori, by Cam Gordon Montessori at Home, by Heidi Spietz