Does the idea of 4-year-olds learning how to read seem odd? How about 3-year-olds learning how to write?
At Montessori schools, it’s the norm.
That’s what Indianapolis parent Andrell Moore found out a few years ago. When Moore arrived at Maria Montessori International Academy to pick up his daughter at the end of a school day, the teachers gave him an unexpected surprise: a recording of the young girl reading an entire book for the first time.
He was taken aback. “The thing about it was that was really surprising that it was before her 4th birthday,” Moore recalled. “It was priceless. Normally, you would have to be attending super expensive academies to receive that type of education. What they were able to provide my daughter was really priceless.”
Moore’s child wasn’t the only student at MMIA who learned to read at the ages