Children extend their vocabulary and fluency by talking and listening, hearing and responding to stories, songs and rhymes. Every child becomes familiar with books, both for reference and as a source of stories and pictures. The Montessori Child begins reading when he/she is ready and proceeds at his/her own pace.
The Montessori Sandpaper letters provides a phonetic basis for reading. The child hears the sound, sees the shape and prepare his/her muscles for writing by the light tracing of the letter with the fingertips.
Many other language exercises for reading and writing practise are found on the classroom shelves.