In the Montessori Children’s House for children 3 -6, reading activities begin very simply, building on what the child already knows. Doing so helps safeguard that the experience is a joyful one and the child is immediately successful. Even for the earliest reading, based solely in phonetics, meaning is attached to reading a word, and reading comprehension is built right into every activity.
Here we see a completed “Scavenger Hunt” completed outdoors by two children. They read the words on the card, then brought the items to their mat.