Language not only an art, it is a gift, a ‘miracle of creation, of inner construction’. It is built through the activities of the intellect, and must be fostered in all areas of life, but in particular, in the Montessori classroom. The child from birth to six possesses a powerful absorbent mind that is actively engaged in self-construction. The creation and perfection of spoken language is essential to the child’s self-construction. Motivated in part by the absorbent mind and highlighted by the sensitive period for the acquisition of language, the child is helped in adapting fully to his culture. The absorbent mind allows the child to take-in language indiscriminately and unconsciously. With this understanding of the importance of the child’s sensitive period to language the Montessori classroom is well prepared. Language is not isolated to one area of the classroom it is found in every area. We begin with vocabulary enrichment focusing on the objects in the environment, qualities of the sensorial materials, names of classified cards, then followed by language training. Dr. Montessori found that is was easier for the young child to begin to write words first before reading them. In order for this to happen she developed a very specific writing curriculum. We introduce the child to the phonetic sounds of the alphabet, first orally then we introduce the symbol through the sandpaper letters. The next step in the process is to work with the moveable alphabet. This process takes time and if the child is given ample time to work with these materials, the child will spontaneously begin to decode the words they have written and start to read. Please note that the emphasis is on the process and the development of their language acquisition. We also help the child to prepare their hands for writing through a variety of Montessori materials in other areas of the classroom and for reading by having the materials presented from left to right. We are not interested in pushing the children to read and write but to allow the process to develop naturally at a pace that is in keeping with their own development and language acquisition.