Toddlers enrolled at Twin Parks Montessori Schools learn new words everyday. It is not because the adults are talking all the time, it is because they engage in shared conversations, read to and observed. Observation enables the adult to see and interpret subtle non-verbal cues from the child and respond appropriately. Teachers also use pictures and objects to teach new vocabulary.
Read this interesting passage by Janet Lansbury, REI Associate and Parent/Infant Class instructor to learn more.