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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 19 October 2021

Writing does not come naturally, whereas spoken language does, and children have a need to develop their language. So the central interest came from the inner life of the child and that is why this phenomenon was so extraordinary. It showed that the development of spoken language is correlated with an inner sensibility which persists during a certain period of life which we call the sensitive period.

Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 37