We let our students read at four, and by five years old, they start learning ‘mengeja’ (Bahasa Melayu) without memorizing the word beforehand.
They learn to be independent. The ability to write for a child develops slowly and gradually.
By six years old, they can ‘mengeja’ and make simple comprehension.
Good job, everyone.
In a Montessori classroom, there is no timetable for lessons. The children are self-driven by their inner timetables. They have the freedom to choose their work. And sometimes, the children’s choices are also influenced by another child.
Reading allows us to be transported from our world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience various emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge.
“ With language acquisition, the child reaches a new level of independence. The child can now communicate his feelings and desires, and needs. It is a great step forward in the achievement of independence. – ”Maria Montessori
The “essential purpose” of language is used to communicate, but it also serves many purposes; to establish relations among people, express or clarify thoughts, play, creative mental activity, and gain understanding.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”
The first essential for the child’s development is concentration.