In the UK we've got an argument going about reading and it's basically around learning whole words or word sounds, I guess you'd call it Look & Say versus Phonics or Whole Language versus Phonics, (or whatever else you'd want to call it.) Anyway, it might seem as though Montessori transcends that narrow limited argument and takes the best from both methods. Does it do that? It seems Montessori is smarter than Look & Say or Phonics per-se.
I've started a question in a forum back in the UK asking this question and we need someone versed in Montessori to tell us what the answer really is, because we don't know.
My question is here: