The Absorbent Mind

The Absorbent Mind

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Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: Theosophical Publishing
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 297
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170594308


The world-famous educationalist, Dr. Maria Montessori, illustrates the unique mental powers of the young child, which after no more than six years surpasses all other species.

With penetrating insight, validated by close observation of child phenomena, she sheds light on the responsibility of adults to prepare the environment for the manifestation of the great potentialities and latent spiritual grandeur in the child.


Introduction to the First Edition

Translator’s Note

The Child’s Part in world Reconstruction
Education for Life
The Periods of Growth
The New Path
The Miracle of Creation
Embryology and Behavior
The Spiritual Embryo
The Child’s Conquest of Independence
The First Days of Life
Some Thoughts on Language
How Language Calls the child
The Effect of Obstacles on Development
The Importance of Movement in General Development
Intelligence and the Hand
Development and Imitation
From Unconscious Creator to Conscious Worker
Further Elaboration Through Culture and Imagination
Character and Its Defects in Childhood
The Child’s Contribution to Society - Normalization
Character Building Is the Child’s Own Achievement
Children’s Possessiveness and Its transformations
Social Development
Cohesion in the Social Unit
Mistakes and Their correction
The Three Levels of Obedience
Discipline and the Teacher
The Teacher’s Preparation
Love and Its source - the Child