Age of Miracles


By Maria Montessori
Published​: ​October 2019
ISBN​​: ​978-81-936973-2-0

The 1944 lectures in Colombo, hitherto unpublished, are a treasure trove of the principles of the human science on which education should be based. Maria Montessori explains the child’s powers and points out the inability of the adult to recognise the child’s inherent capabilities. She makes some significant observations of the assimilation of languages by children and offers constructive ways of supporting their process. Conversational in tone, but yet profoundly moving the analogies and anecdotes weave a coherent narrative of child development. The historical document reaches Dr. Montessori’s voice to students across the years and are a clear call to awareness of the child’s needs and the true nature of his budding personality.