Alphabets  connects to sound patterns

Montessori says that within the age of 6, a child can learn as many as 8 languages. We emphasize children talking their mother tongue first, because it has been familiar with the words from its mother's womb.

We also expose children to the local language and the international language like English.

In our  Uni5 Sakthi CBE school we have teachers  who converse  pure Tamil,  English and one  in Hindi. We insist on pure because mixing languages while conversing is not good for the child's vacabulory. But if the child is told that about the name of the language and different languages spoken, then there is no confusion.

We introduce children from the age of 1to  different languages. More the languages they hear, better their conenctivity in the brain.

The teachers very clearly pronounce the sounds of nouns in different languages. Then they show real objects or pictures and then pronounce it. They also show give challenge to recognize where a phonetic sound is in a word that is pronounced. Then the alphabet is shown denoting the phonetic sound.

Then children are exposed to  sand paper letters to trace and feel the symbol given for the sound. This has been insisted to Dr.Montessori by Hellen Keller.

After the children feel in sand paper writing the alphabets, they themselves are inspired to write in paper. No force is given inisting to write in the early age.

When children leave to primary level at the age of 4 they can identify vowels and consonants in English and  in the local language (Tamil). More vocabulary is emphasized though listening to sounds.

In the Uni5 Self Connecting pattern system, we use proverbs to bring connectivity in the children. We introduce to native proverbs (Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam) and also English proverbs. We understand that connecting a situation to another analogical situation creates creativity in not only in language and arts but later helps in learning and comprehending science.

We also use simile (in Tamil Uvamai) and metaphor (in Tamil Uruvagam) in our conversation with children to increase connectivity and communication skills.

To enrich children in language, we also use riddles as a part of language development. This inspires to self create situations amazingly in children. We use riddles as a game in English, and local languages like in Tamil, and Malayalam.

We encourage every school to use their local language riddles to incrrease connectivity in children.

Writing in sand has an impact on the brain and touch stimulation.

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