She draws a parallel between the development of communities, developing syllables with meaning, forming words, using drawings and later developing a written language to that of each individuals acquiring oral and written language and the ability to read the writing of another.
Her pronunciation improves and she becomes increasingly articulate.
From the age of two and half to three years old a child becomes interested in the Sensorial materials. They are able to do this with the help of the partial instincts of their sensitive periods.
The child has the opportunity to speak front of a group and to listen to others. Adults facilitate learning by creating an environment, as the adult can do for the unconscious stage, ripe for conscious learning, but he must allow the child to discover his own language.
The Practical Life activities in the classroom indirectly prepare the child for writing, amongst other daily activities.
The whole of the child is being formed unselectively. Beautiful, purposeful illustration enhances the experience.
In the Montessori environment the child is first introduced to the sound values of the letters and then gradually forms words.