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Journey through Language Development in a Montessori Classroom: Join us on Thursday, January 17, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, for an exciting introduction by Apple Valley Montessori faculty on how language is taught and learned within the unique environment of a Montessori school.


Have you ever wondered how it is that a child begins to learn language and how that process develops and unfolds as they grow older? In this evening presentation, our Head Toddler, Primary and Elementary teachers will  highlight the methods used in Montessori education language development. The discussion will include an overview of  the materials used in the Montessori classroom to nurture a child's exploration of language during the early stage at 15 months old through the progression of being fully articulate and on into literacy in the elementary years. Learnhow a child's world opens up as they go from making introductory sounds, to phonetic reading, comprehension, grammer and beyond  A study appearing in the September 29, 2006 journal Science noted "significant advantages for Montessori students" in all age groups, including "remarkable positive social effects of Montessori education."  The study found that that among the five year olds, "Montessori students proved to be significantly better prepared... in reading and math skills than the non-Montessori children."  And, for children in the elementary age group, "the Montessori children, in cognitive and academic measures, produced essays that were rated as "significantly more creative and as using significantly more sophisticated sentence structures.”.

Celebrating our 30th year, Apple Valley Montessori School (AVMS) is a non-profit, independent, co-educational, Montessori day school in Sudbury, Massachusetts serving children ages 15 months through 6th grade. AVMS AMI trained teachers strive to uphold the pedagogical principles and practices formulated by Dr Maria Montessori and work hard to ensure that each child has the opportunity to develop and grow in a way appropriate to that child. We measure our success by the experience each child has each day at Apple Valley.


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