The child’s acquistion of speech is a natural part of growing up human. This is not true of writing and reading, which is a cultural adaptation of speaking and must be cultivated or taught. This is the purpose of the language activities and the strategy used by Montessori is to build on the sounds of which speech is made. Preparatory language activities such as the classified pictures and I spy augment the child’s existing speaking skills. After this , writing and reading activities are conducted simultaneously.