Read! Read! Read!
By Elizabeth S. Wisecup
“We should realize that if a child has learned to speak, he has a language and a way to express his personality. He has created from nothing, a way to let others to know him as a person. Reading and writing are no more difficult to acquire than speaking is, since they are also ways to communicate. It is the adult who makes learning to read and write difficult when he or she approaches the two as subjects to be conquered, rather than discoveries to be made.” Dr. Maria Montessori
The Montessori Language curriculum is unique because it is designed for children to DISCOVER reading. Examples of Montessori language materials and activities, used for the preparation of reading, are the sandpaper letters, movable alphabet, matching and classification lessons, word building activities, story sequence cards and much more. In every classroom is a library which books are used for daily reading circles. These language building activities provide a solid language foundation, supports vocabulary enrichment, expands imagination and knowledge, improves communication skills, develops critical thinking skills and increases memory.