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"At one year of age the child says his first intentional word…his babbling has a purpose…” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori children are well known for learning to read at an early age. Our curriculum introduces children as young as two years old to the phonetic sounds of the alphabet, first through songs and then the Montessori sandpaper letters. They continue with a sequentially structured programme of three and four letter phonetic words, vocabulary, grammar, phonograms, comprehension and cloze passages.
Our reading programme is supported by a range of quality children’s books from the U.K. Australia and New Zealand. The extensive library at Little Woods Montessori has been developed over many years with a variety of books designed to appeal to all the different desires of our little readers.
Through “Show and Tell” and Group Presentations the children are provided with opportunities to develop literary, listening and oral skills. Children are strongly encouraged to pen their own varied experiences in journal writing and creative writing exercises.