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New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)

7) ABSORBENT MIND:

At the beginning of the 20th century, the human brain was still a mystery. No PET scanning machines were available to reveal the activity of the human brain, but Dr. Montessori saw “into” the child through the work the children used with their hands. With her remarkable intuition, almost a century ahead of her time, she realized that the young child is in a unique phase of her life. Learning comes as naturally to her as play. Never again would learning be this easy or real to her life. As Dr. Montessori said, “The child absorbs knowledge directly into his psychic life….impressions do not merely enter his mind, they form it.”