Absorbent Mind (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Absorbent Mind (Montessori)

Absorbent Mind

The Absorbent Mind is a concept that was introduced by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian physician and educator. It suggests that children from birth to six years possess an incredible capacity to absorb and learn from their environment.[1] This concept is considered a cornerstone of Montessori philosophy.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The ‘absorbent mind’ welcomes everything, puts its hope in everything, accepts poverty equally with wealth, adopts any religion and the prejudices and habits of its countrymen, incarnating all in itself. This is the child!”[2]
  • “The only thing the absorbent mind needs is information. It is especially adapted to receive the numerous, unlimited, and complex impressions that our surroundings make upon it.”[3]