How Lanugage is Encouraged in the Montessori Nursery Class

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ESSAY The environment necessary for the development of language can be
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One of these is therefore a sensorial center and the other, the motor center. This development is respectful of the absorbent mind and the sensitive periods. It reflects that each child still has to go through all the stages of development, at a Montessori nursery class, materials that aid the process of language are provided. The child has the freedom to work with any of the material and thus engages in activities that capture there interest. The continuous use of this material develops the child confidence, concentration, order and logic. All these components characterizes a child developing in such environment and at the end, they are more civilized and will be able to express himself sufficiently in a larger community. Language is the ability to understand speech and a desire to convey one's feelings and thoughts. The learning of language is truly the child's most remarkable intellectual achievement, and is amazingly accomplished rapidly in a very short time span. "By merely living and without any conscious effort the individual absorbs from the environment even a complex cultural like language." (The Essential Montessori, pg. 81). Since the child builds himself from what is around him, the environment becomes an important factor. The environment must be prepared, aiding in