Today we started our study on language arts from infancy to age six. It made me think about how Spanish was my native language and how I learned to speak in english when I attended nursery school. It also brought make memories of my speech pathologist. She assisted me with the "th" sound and the learning of phonics.
In class it was interesting to begin to learn the foundation of language from the Montessori perspective. We learned how as infants we absorb the language of our culture. This teaching is congruent to the video we watched in class "The Linguistic genius of babies". Patricia Kuhl's research goes into how babies takes linguistic statistics as the listen to adults speak in various languages.
Afterwards we learned to work with different materials including matching objects and images. I really loved the aesthetic presentation of the materials. All the natural objects gave me a sense of calm. I look forward to sharing this with the children I will work with.
Affirmation of the day: I speak freely and effortlessly