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New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)

Posted on: January 28, 2011

5) SENSITIVE PERIODS:

Through her observations, Dr. Montessori labeled two modes of early learning: unconscious (0-3) and conscious (3-6) learning, within which sensitivity for certain aspects of learning can be seen. For instance, waiting until age five or six to assist young children to read is too late. By waiting until late in their formative period (0-6) to begin preparation for reading, the child’s crucial years of keen hearing and great interest in sounds and letters have passed by. She found that young children, at ages 3 and 4, who play games with phonetic sounds are usually reading by 4 ½ or 5 years and have taught themselves to read. They step into the wonderful world of books and never leave it.

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2 Responses to "New Paradigm by Dr. Montessori (cont.)"

Through her observations, Dr. Montessori labeled two modes of early learning: unconscious (0-3) and conscious (3-6) learning, within which sensitivity for certain aspects of learning can be seen.
–>I think that in this sensitive period, children really need appropriate helpful WORKS for their desirable development in their age and feeling achievement in long run by normalization
And in this sense, montessori method and it’s materials are fundamental! As we should not think of what kind of satisfaction parents have but what kind of WORK children need from their learning-desire based on ages

Sometimes teachers have to choose the good of the child over the desires of the parent. Even if parents ask us for information about their child every day, we are careful to answer only positive events from the day. Receiving a critical remark at the departure time can be a roadblock and be worrisome for parents. Even children deserve a few secrets!

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