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Primary Montessori Education - Understanding the Theory

This free eBook is a collection of articles and tutorials that we have written and are available on our website.

The primary goal of Montessori Print Shop is to make our printable Montessori materials affordable, and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location or level of education. However, to make our printable materials as effective as possible, it’s important we educate the adults (teachers and parents) using them on the basics of Montessori education. We’ve assembled these articles to give you a greater view of Montessori and how you can implement it in your home or your classroom.

We strongly believe that all teachers and parents will benefit from learning about Montessori education. Even small changes in your current teaching and parenting methods can make a big impact on the children you teach and care for.


  • What is Montessori
  • Ten Fundamental Rules
  • The General Principles of a Montessori Environment
  • Areas of a Primary Montessori Classroom
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • Circle Time in the Montessori Classroom
  • Extension Lessons
  • Goals of a Primary Montessori Education
  • Human Tendencies
  • Materialized Abstractions
  • Normalization
  • Observation
  • Principles
  • Ratio
  • Sensitive Periods
  • The Materials
  • The Silence Game
This file is in PDF format.

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