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Montessori Quote of the Day

Montessori Quote

A child can only acquire the words he hears spoken around him. This is not teaching but absorption. The child is, by nature, hungry for words; he loves strange, long words like the names of dinosaurs and constellations. He takes in all these words without understanding their meaning, as his mind is still taking language in by a process of unconscious absorption.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 148