Archive | April, 2017

Spanish in Elementary: Making Connections with a Child’s First Language

by Sean Goff Children are experts at recognizing patterns. The human brain is especially calibrated to distinguish and categorize information, and this is never more evident than when children are exposed to a new language in a Montessori environment. By the time a child has entered the Elementary classroom, they have acquired enough language to […]

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Language in the Toddler Community

By Melissa Wilcox “Words are bonds between men, and the language they use develops and ramifies according to the needs of their minds. Language, we may say, grows with human thought.” –M. Montessori, The Absorbent Mind For the child, language begins to develop in utero, as her mother hums a song or converses with others. […]

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