Favourite Montessori Quotes

 

The child builds his inmost self out of the deeply felt impressions he receives. - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind.

 

The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator. - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind. 

 

The child must always be able to finish the cycle of activity on which his heart is set. - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind. 

 

The essential thing is for the task to arouse such an interest that it engages the child's whole personality. - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind. 

 

Love is more than the electricity which lightens our darkness, more than the etheric waves that transmit our voices across space, more than any of the energies that man has discovered and learned to use. Of all things love is the most potent. - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind. 

 

Whenever we touch the child, we touch love. - Maria Montessori. The Absorbent Mind.

 

One of the most calming experiences for a child is concentration. Deep concentration can occur while digging in the sand, washing carrots, stringing beads, drawing with color pencils, doing a puzzle, or polishing a mirror; we never know when it will begin, but recognising it is necessary if we are to protect it. - Susan Mayclin Stephenson. The Joyful Child.


The traditional work of the family is referred to in Montessori as practical life. It is the single most important area of education for life. - Susan Mayclin Stephenson. The Joyful Child.


Everyone can make a difference in young children's lives if they have the knowledge of the simple things needed. - Judi Orion in The Joyful Child by Susan Mayclin Stephenson. 

 

 

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