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Early Childhood Development – Observing the Absorbent Mind

I could sit for hours watching my son (7 months), as he explores the world with curiosity and focus that Montessorians call the “Unconscious Absorbent Mind” (Age 0-3). It’s as though I can see the wheels turning in his head as he stares with a fixed soft gaze and mouth gaping, while he explores an […]

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The Absorbent Mind

The absorbent mind is one of the most important ideas in early childhood education. Maria Montessori presented this fundamental concept to the world more than a hundred years ago from her initial observations of children. The absorbent mind makes our adult lives possible. The absorbent mind is the sponge-like capacity to absorb from the environment […]

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The Birth of a Mathematical Mind

Ooooh look, the square root of twenty five!      All humans are born with mathematical minds. Let me say that another way: all human babies come into this world naturally hardwired to learn mathematics. Why then, you ask, are so many of today’s children growing up to be ‘mathematically illiterate’ adults? Because–as great thinkers such […]

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The Formation of the Mind

One of the simplest but most powerful statements Maria Montessori wrote is about how the child builds himself: “Impressions do not merely enter a child’s mind; they form it.” She explains that there is a sort of mental chemistry as the child builds himself through experiences. This statement calls to mind how we may feel […]

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Infant-Toddler Assistance – The Montessori Way!

  “The child’s development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behavior towards him.”  — Maria Montessori   NEW! What You Learn in the Infants and  Toddlers Course for  Assistants: We hope you will find this course both interesting and useful in your daily tasks of being […]

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Thank You for Taking Our Montessori Infant Toddler Assistant Course

Thank you! Your order for the Montessori  Infant Toddler Teaching Assistant Course has been successfully placed! You will receive an email from Age of Montessori with the information to access your course on the first day of class. If you do not receive it (check your spam filter!), please contact us! What You Learn in […]

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