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    Free download of The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori. Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. Read, write reviews and more. The Absorbent Mind book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In response to the crisis in American education, more than five. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired.

    I tell you, it's big and heavy and there is so much information in it I feel I could read it another 5 times before really understanding it all. Alas, book had to be back in the library tomorrow. I will do my best to review it. Honestly, I think each chapter deserves a review of its own. Next time, I may very well do that! I'm planning to get the book out again in a few months. The first part off the book talks about how life starts. I found it fascinating to read what they already knew in something. If it is, this bit may be quite hard work. Even I wondered why she was banging on about embryology! I think it does help in the later chapters, though. Maria quite regularly refers to the terms explained in the first few chapters. Maria argues that the first 6 years of a child's life, the child doesn't learn in the way we often think about when considering learning. Rather, the child just absorbs the information. The child sees, hears, feels, experiences and remembers it all.

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    The absorbent mind. Maria Montessori Publisher: Print book: Based on the lectures given by Dr. Maria maria Montessori at Ahmedabad, during the first training course to be held after her internment in India, which lasted till the end of World War 2.

    In it she illustrated the unique mental powers of the young child which enable him to construct and firmly establish within but a few years- without teachers, without any of the usual aids of education, nay almost abandoned and often obstructed all the characteristics of the human personality.

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    Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Details Document Type: Maria Montessori Find more information about: Maria Montessori. A young butterfly lays eggs on a leaf, where tiny caterpillars hatch and with a keen sensitivity to light seek out the softest leaves to nourish themselves in dangerous spots on plants.

    Once the caterpillars grow and are strong enough to eat tougher leaves, this sensitivity to light disappears. Another analogy is a searchlight coming from the mind illuminating only certain parts of the environment. Like creatures in science, the child will show an intense interest in a certain activity and be driven to repeat the activity again and again for no reason but to satisfy an inner urge to make contact with and then to make sense of his world.

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    In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Itali In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone.

    Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published October 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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    Maria Montessori's insight and genius astounds me to no end. This is my second favorite of the books I've read of hers for adult readers so far, after "The Secret of Childhood. Usually, we either carry him or put Excellent book. Usually, we either carry him or put him in a gocart. According to us, he cannot walk so we provide him with transport: At the very moment of his entry into life, we give him an inferiority complex.

    It was not necessarily work of the same kind, but there must have been an intense effort made along some line or other, and this acted as a spiritual preparation, provided it was able to exhaust itself fully. The cycle must have been completed. So, whatever intelligent activity we chance to witness in a child- even if it seems absurd to us, or contrary to our wishes provided, of course, that it does him no harm - we must not interfere; for the child always must be able to finish the cycle of activity on which his heart is set.

    It can be the occasion of sin.

    Wear something warmer. We are quite warm enough. The education of today How do you teach them such discipline? It was the environment we had prepared so carefully, and the freedom they found in it. But when there are twins, or if other children are brought in of the same age, things become harder, since it is very tiring to cope with children who are all wanting the same thing at the same time.

    The mother with six children of different ages is far better off than the mother with one. Parents often have more trouble with the first born than they do with later children. They put this down to their own inexperience, but actually it is because the later children have companionship.

    If this principle be realized, both in school and in daily life, then it does not matter whether teachers and mothers are perfect or not. Errors made by adults have a certain interest, and children sympathize with them, but in a wholly detached way.

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    It becomes for them one of the natural aspects of life, and the fact that we can all make mistakes stirs a deep feeling of affection in their hearts; it is one more reason for the union between mother and child. Mistakes bring us closer and make us better friends. Fraternity is born more easily on the road of error than on that of perfection. So its builder can be neither the mother nor the teacher.

    Nor are they even the architects. All they can do is to help the work of creation which is going on in their presence. To help: Yet they still have the power to break the will and can destroy it by tyranny. All the virtues of childhood can be summed up in a single virtue, obedience.

    This made the lot of the teacher an easy and even proud one. He was able to argue: I will straighten him and change him into one like myself.

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