The Lingokids app is focused and designed for children 2-8 years old. ‘Natural Assimilation,’ a phase referenced in “The Absorbent Mind” by Maria Montessori, means that young children will learn from their environments and what they are exposed to.
The first Plane of Development starts at birth and goes on until the child is about 6 years old. This period is characterized by the “absorbent mind” of the child, which takes in their surroundings, language, and culture. As opposed to adults, who acquire knowledge through intelligence, the absorbent mind of the child lets them learn unconsciously. Given that this is the phase when kids develop language skills, it is essential that young children are stimulated at a young age.
“Synaptic Pruning” is another cognitive process that occurs when kids are 6 - 8 years old. Synaptic Pruning, which takes place in the brain, is the process of synapse elimination. This process aims to eliminate the neural connections that are not frequently used to ensure that our brain capacity is available to make connections that are used more frequently. Thus, if children continue to activate these connections, they can maintain what they have learned.
At Lingokids, we base our methodology on natural assimilation, a process that occurs in a natural and spontaneous manner.