"When you hold an infant, hold him not just with your body, but with your mind and heart." – Magda Gerber

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In our continuing blog series studying the works of Montessori, we have looked at the first nine chapters of The Absorbent Mind. All over the world, educators and caregivers find common ground in many of Montessori’s ideas– especially so when it comes to the care of infants. Psychologist Laura Berk, like Montessori, states that “knowledge of the world is first gathered through the senses.” Berk notes the physical changes in heart rate and respiration in infants when there is a change in their environment – someone new arrives, there are new pictures on the wall, or mother starts wearing new cologne. (Berk, 2006)

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Montessori’s Use of the Term ‘Psychic’ – Developing Personalities in Childhood

“Special care should be shown for the psychic life of the newborn child. If it already has such a life at birth, how much greater will this ...

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