(1) The Absorbent Mind
The Absorbent Mind is an analysis of the physical and psychological aspects of a child’s growth during the most significant period of life. During this period the child learns motor co-ordination, language, the making of social adjustments, the setting of work habits, and the beginning of routines that set patterns for life. Dr. Montessori illustrates the unique mental powers of young children which enable them to construct and establish all the aspects of human personality.
Vol. 1, The Montessori Series, Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company
Dealing comprehensively with the construction of the human personality, and the nature of learning, this book propounds Dr. Montessori’s revolutionary ideas about education as an aid to life. In this book Dr. Montessori indicates the responsibility of adult humanity towards this fundamental period of man’s self-formation.