Children from two to six possess what Dr. Montessori called the Absorbent Mind. The seminal observation of Dr. Montessori’s work, this type of mind has the unique and transitory ability to absorb all aspects physical, mental, and spiritual of the environment, without effort or fatigue. As an aid to the child’s self-construction, individual work is encouraged.
“Adults admire their environment; they can remember it and think about it; but the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered, they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear.”