After The Child has perfected the art of following the sandpaper letters while saying the phonetic sound out loud, they are ready for the next step – The Printed Alphabet Red with Box.
This material is specially designed to explore sounding out written words, sentences and creative story writing. The teacher begins by finding a number of everyday objects that are made up of 3 letters with a short vowel sound. She lays out the object and then shows The Child how to find the relevant consonants and vowels and lay them out.
The objects are then placed in a bag and The Child selects one object and lays it on the mat. They sound out each separate letter slowly. They then find the relevant consonants and vowels and lay them next to the object. Dr Maria Montessori called this “word building”.
There are 24 of each plastic letter – printed in lower case on one side and upper case on the other side. Additional punctuation marks are included.
Item Number – CHL0516R