The tremendous power of a mind that appears to be limitless in the amount that they can take on board, particularly through sensory impressions.
Periods of sensitivity that relate to specific developments in the way that a child’s mind is formed. Such as; Sensitivity to language; Movement; Order; Social development; The development of perception through sensory experiences.
A strong urge for independence.
A desire to communicate.
A strong desire to find purposeful activity or ‘work’.
Reference Lawrence, L. (1998). Montessori read & write: a parents’ guide to literacy for children (1st ed.). London, UK: Elbury Press.