Practical Life and Language
By the end of the second year of life the baby begins to speak sentences. This means that he accepts and understands the logic of the language, this is a step towards intellectual work.
This is the time, when adults are called upon to help the child learn the language, gradually regulating the chaotic picture. The adult's challenge is to create conditions for spontaneous, intuitive at this stage development of written and spoken language, to recreate in the child's head a strict logic and original beauty. Dr. Maria Montessori writes that almost all normal children, having received the opportunity to use specially designed Montessori material, are able to write and read by five years old and they do it very well.
Great role in the development of the child's written and oral language plays the maturity, readiness of motor skills, especially the level of hand development. Written language requires the most complex small finger movements, closely associated with higher mental processes. All this makes us pay special attention to providing a child with the conditions for his motor skills development, especially the muscles of hands and the delicate movements of fingers. Observing children between the ages of two and six, we can conclude that it is this period of a person's life that is sensible and the most receptive to spontaneous, natural development of the hand.
The seminar will be held by Ekaterina Rodionova and Susanne Ostrovsky.