Literacy & Numeracy
Montessori’s faith and trust in children’s abilities meant that the Literacy and Numeracy areas of the classroom were revolutionary.
Starting with concrete activities for the children to discover followed by the abstract written version. Only when a child is ready will these activities be introduced. The Montessori environment on it's own will encourage curiosity in the child, and as age groups are not separated in a Montessori environment, children not only observe and learn from their peers but are supported and guided by them too.