While I was studying in grad school I was able to participate in a project to promote early literacy in the Springfield, MO community. This was a great experience for me to be able to present workshops and talk to children, families, and teachers about the importance of early literacy. There is a misconception out there that says children do not and cannot learn to read and write until they reach Kindergarten, or even first grade. We here at Midland Montessori, know that to be false. We have 3 and 4 year old children who are reading chapter books, we have infants and toddlers who have already learned how to properly hold a pencil in preparation for writing. With the help of our brilliantly designed Montessori materials and partnering with parents to encourage reading to their children at home we have seen and will continue to see great success by our young children. 

During this month we celebrate books and the importance of reading with your children to promote literacy and language skills. Here is a short article that speaks to this. 


You can also check out the Literacy Council of Midland County for more information and resources.