The young child’s absorbent mind is an essential concept in Montessori education. It’s important for parents, teachers, and anyone who spends a lot of time with children to understand the importance of the child’s environment.
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In The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori talks about insects that look like leaves or stalks. She compares the child to those insects when she says:
“He absorbs the life going on about him and becomes one with it, just as these insects become one with the vegetation on which they live. The child’s impressions are so profound that a biological or psycho-chemical change takes place, by which his mind ends by resembling the environment itself. Children become like the things they love.”
“Children Become Like the Things They Love” Montessori Word Art Freebie
I created a word art freebie based on that quote. (Note: It’s just a coincidence that there’s an insect in the photo. I wasn’t using the butterfly to represent an insect that looks like a leaf or stalk.)
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