Learning Explosions (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Learning Explosions (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Learning Explosions refer to the sudden and rapid advancements in a child’s learning, representing the external manifestations of a lengthy process of internal growth.[1] Human development is often characterized by these explosive leaps rather than steady, linear progress. An example of a learning explosion is the rapid acquisition of spoken language around two years of age, which follows many months of internal preparation and mental development.


Montessori Quotes

  • “The development of the child during the first three years after birth is unequaled in intensity and importance by any period that precedes or follows in the whole life of man.”[2]
  • “The child’s progress does not depend only on his age, but also on being free to look around him.”[3]