Language & Literacy

LanguageThe Montessori classroom emphasizes spoken language as the foundation for all linguistic expression. Throughout the environment, the child hears and uses precise vocabulary for all the activities, learning the names of textures, geometric shapes, plants, mathematical operations and so on. In addition, the child is exposed to a wealth of story telling, rhymes, music, poetry, listening and speaking opportunities.

Reading and writing are learned through a systematic phonic approach, starting with the twenty six sounds of the alphabet and moving on to word building, blending sound together to form words and learning high frequency sight words.

The children are introduced to French through a variety of games, songs and stories. We cover such topics as greetings, numbers, colours, animals and families.