The Absorbent Mind Intellectual development is guided by the “absorbent mind”, the special psychic capacity the child has to take in the whole as well as all of the details of the
The Reasoning Mind The key characteristic of the second plane child is the high level of independent thinking and the rapid growth of his powers to reason and go beyond his own
Montessori saw the child as a veritable world power, able to reconstruct society. The impact that parenting and education could have on society was profound for her. She embraced education as an
“Practical Life” is the name coined by Dr. Montessori to explain an area of curriculum in the Montessori method that departs dramatically from traditional forms. Practical life activities refer to the necessary everyday
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS As the newborn fixes upon the sounds of human speech, and exercises the physical mechanisms needed to articulate these sounds, the mind stores impressions of meaning. The simultaneous blending of
These quotes were taken from Dr. Montessori’s book Education and Peace, and if you haven’t read it yet, this compendium will help to encapsulate the concept of “work” vs, “play”, in the Montessori approach.
The Montessori classroom activities for early childhood are designed to promote purposeful engagement, where the child is completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The benefits include increased focus and