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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 21 February 2021

Regarding reading, it is already in a sense implied in the exercise with the movable alphabet. In a perfectly phonetic language it could be developed without any further aid if there were a strong impulse to know the secrets of writing. Our small children, on their Sunday walks with their parents, would stop for a long time in front of the shops and succeed in deciphering the names written outside, although they were in printed capital letters whilst they had learnt only the letters of the movable alphabet in cursive script.

Maria Montessori, The Formation of Man, p. 94