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    • karen vaughan
    • 22.01.13 | 05:59 (IST)

    The language material in the Montessori, is quite fun and can be done independently, after the first or second time. It uses objects, pictures, word lists, and picture cards as well as "the farm", verb box, surprise box, preposition box; these are graded and played out in a game like way just like playing cards, or charades for the verb and preposition box. It is so much fun to make these materials, collecting pictures from magazines, taking photos or even an oil painting, to show a cat, or a mat, and then all the objects which in the farm you set out to say something, like, "The cat sat on the mat"; spelling it out in the words meant just for the farm and with little pieces of paper that you can write on to add a word. So you could make a mat or board for going out in the evening to a bar, with all the introductions, refreshments, all made as objects, with everybody, playing a part, and saying and putting the words together, and writing the sentences in a notebook, and and even learning parts of speech unconsciously and a naming the part. In a place like Israel, with all the different languages, it's a fun thing to do with junk mail(which I know you do not have much of), newspapers or, magazines. The London Montessori Centre do a great workshop for 2 weeks, which leaves you with a manual on all the subjects, and ready to practise the same "play therapy", that Anna Freud formulated and used in Vienna in 1927.

    from the article: Reaching Israel's refugees, one English class at a time
    First published 12:47 18.01.13 | Last updated 12:47 18.01.13
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