“… written language, in its mechanical aspects, can be directly associated with spoken language and be practically derived from it as another mode of expression. This is especially true during the period when speech is naturally being fixed, that is, during the sensitive period …” - Maria Montessori (The Discovery of the Child)


Through the contact and the exploration of the environment the child is preparing for higher intelligence acquisitions, such as learning to write in all its stages: from the exercise of the metal insets with geometric shapes to the exercise with sandpaper letters on wooden tablets, up to the movable alphabet with individual letters.