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The Absorbent Mind Paperback – October 15, 1995
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“This book deserves careful reading, for the author's views are as relevant (and revolutionary) now as when they were first proposed.” ―New York Times Book Review
“Startling insights...she is an inspiring teacher . . . educators of all persuasions will find her book alive with ideas.” ―Library Journal
Original Language: Italian
Top Customer Reviews
The book Dr. Montessori wrote is a very different experience than this one represents. If you are interested in the book seek out a different edition consider one with a forward by John Chattin - McNicholes. The Absorbent Mind [ABSORBENT MIND] [Paperback]
This is a very dense book, and requires a good deal of concentration and time to read. I would recommmend The Child in the Family as the first book for one wanting an overview of Montessori ideas.
In the description of this book they even state the the book you are able to search in is not the actual book you receive, and they state that the book showed is by another publishing company but what you buy is their book.......TOTALLY FALSE ADVERTISEMENT....... this kind of thing really makes me mad...... I have never given anyone a bad review but this is a SHAME to the Dr Maria Montessori name.
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The Absorbent Mind [ABSORBENT MIND] [Paperback]
The cover picture show next to the stars for this review (a young child jumping) is NOT a full, complete and accurate version. BN Publishing, Wilder Publications and other print on demand versions that are around $10.00 (US) are misleading and incomplete, missing portions of chapters and even full chapters.
DO NOT waste your money on those editions. Buy the real thing and enjoy the journey into authentic Montessori. Well worth the extra time and investment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This reads sort of like Einstein's Dreams as Montessori puzzles out why things are as they are and why we haven't notice the child is born to learn if we allow it to happen by... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carolyn Wilhelm
Too many typos and punctuation mistakes from a scan of book without a proof read.Published 5 months ago by Premdoggy
I love Maria Montessori and I hope to learn how to love children and help them become wonderful people, like she did!Published 6 months ago by Alis Mihaela Ciobanu
Was a great introduction to the thinking behind Montessori education. Really enjoyed it. Didn't give a lot of practical tips for at home... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lukeia