The absorbent mind

Kids are fast pace learners and the way we learn during our first six years of life is very different from the way we learn later in life. Young brains act like a sponge, effortlessly soaking with impressions and information. To characterize this crucial developmental stage of learning, Maria Montessori named this period the absorbent mind.

Understanding the absorbent mind is a key part of the Montessori method and one of the most interesting aspects of a Montessori education.