Why does Montessori Teach Writing Before Reading?

The Montessori Method: Writing before reading Some might find it strange, maybe even counterintuitive that Montessori teaches writing before reading. I mean, isn’t writing the more difficult of the two skills? Let me give you another way to think about this. Writing is like speaking Maria Montessori wrote in her book The Discovery of the Child (p.199), “Writing develops…in the same way as speech, which is also a motor translation of sounds that have been heard. Reading, on the other hand, forms a part of an abstract intellectual culture. It interprets ideas represented by graphic symbols and is acquired only … Continue reading Why does Montessori Teach Writing Before Reading?

Montessori Schools: A Worthy Expense?

Thinking about your child’s education can be overwhelming, particularly if you have decided that you would like your child to have the Montessori experience. Is a Montessori education just for wealthy families or is this something we can all provide for our children? Is there any difference in the test scores of Montessori children and their public school peers? Let’s take a look! Are Montessori schools expensive? National statistics on the cost of private Montessori schools It’s no secret that Montessori schools cost a pretty penny. Through my research, I’ve seen Children’s House (years 3-6) tuition range from $6,900/year in … Continue reading Montessori Schools: A Worthy Expense?