Aristotle said, “There is nothing in the mind which is not first in the senses”.
Montessori provides a complete curriculum area devoted to enhancing the child’s ability to process and refine information gained via the 5 senses.
For example, letters and sounds are introduced with “sandpaper letters” whilst children still enjoy touching and feeling.
This individualised approach to learning phonetically allows the child to absorb this information at their own pace, preparing them for further education at a Montessori school, or for the scheduled learning in regular schooling.
Books, picture cards, language games and further activities build on their literacy foundations.