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MONTESSORI INSPIRED : Reading and Writing


Maria Montessori didn't expect young 
children to learn to read and write at first
 but she soon learned that this was the 
"sensitive period" in child's life for knowing 
the names of everything, including the sounds
 of letters, and for touching and feeling. So she
 offered them letters made of sandpapers to 
trace with their fingers while saying the sounds.

 The children later spontaneously
 "exploded" into writing. Writing came first, 
months before reading, just as naturally
 as speech. For those who were not ready 
physically to write with a pencil, but who
 were mentally ready, she prepared cutout
 movable letters for their work. This 
"movable alphabet"  is still used in 
Montessori schools today.

Angels graphics
Pinegreenwoods Montessori