“Impressions pour into us (adults) and we store them in our minds; but we ourselves remain apart from them, just as a vase keeps separate from the water it contains. Instead, the child undergoes a transformation. Impressions do not merely enter the mind; they form it” -Maria Montessori
I love this analogy describing the difference between the adult mind and the child’s mind. While the adult mind takes in information and impressions and stores them like a vase holding water, the child’s mind absorbs it like the plant absorbs water. The information or impression becomes part of the child and transforms him just like plants. The right amount of good water would help the plant grow and thrive while bad water would kill the plant.
Let’s watch the impressions and information that we let into our children’s lives! Every experience is absorbed.
Come back tomorrow for the post on activities for the first three months!
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