In a Montessori environment writing is introduced before reading; the reverse of most other methods of education. When writing the words come from the child (the child knows what they are wanting to express) however reading is a more complex process. Now the child needs to decode (work out) someone else’s thoughts and ideas.
How can the language program be supported at home?
Read some suggestions in this article “Helping Your Child in their Language Development” by Amy Kirkham AMI Director of Training, Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation.
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