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The Montessori Blue Reading Series

Often, this is the stage that the Child will ‘explode’ with excitement.  All they want to do is read!  Sensory phonics using images and words help to teach the Child to read.  This is the 2nd set in a 3-part series of guiding the Child through an in-depth understanding of word building and reading.

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The Montessori Blue Reading Series:

The second in the reading range.  This series provides the Child with an in-depth understanding of 4- and 5-letter word building and reading. This language material activity explores sounds, letters, word building (working with the moveable alphabet letters), vocabulary and finally reading.

The activity builds to picture and word cards, blue word lists, phrases and sentences and finally the Child’s second book, the Blue Book.

Note:  To gain the full benefit of this blue reading series, it is suggested that you use these additional items:

  • objects
  • large moveable alphabet
  • mat for the large moveable alphabet.

These additional products are sold by Childrens House, but the teacher can substitute her own similar items at her disposal.  The objects are not yet in stock, but will be on our shelves later this year.

The Decoding of 4- and 5-Letter, Short Vowel Words:

  • Blue Box 1:  Sold separately – Objects used with the large moveable alphabet letters to build words.   Should you supply your own objects, ensure that they represent 4- and 5-letter phonetic words.  The Child breaks down the words into their sounds.
  • Blue Box 2:  Pictures only – 3 boxes with 7 picture cards per box.  A total of 21 cards.
    • the Child uses this item without the objects.
    • they break down the words into sounds.
    • while phonetically sounding out the letters, they use the large moveable alphabet letters and mat, to build words.
  • Blue Box 3:  Word Suggestions for Objects – 1 box with 26 words (no pictures).
    • the objects are sold separately, however, we have provided the word cards for the objects, in case you want to find your own objects.
    • the Child reads the word and matches the word card to the objects to practice their reading.
    • invite the Child to name the objects.
      • place ±6 objects on the mat.
      • invite the Child to tell you what each object is.
      • encourage them to read the word cards by phonetically sounding out the letters.
      • finally, match the word card to the appropriate object.
    • as an additional challenge, the Child can phonetically sound out the large moveable alphabet letters and form the word in the word card onto the mat.
  • Blue Box 4:  3 boxes with 7 picture cards and 7 word cards per box – total of 42 cards.
    • The Child reads the word and matches the word card to the picture card.  This practices their reading.

The Encoding of 4- and 5-Letter, Short Vowel Words:

  • Blue Picture-Word Sheets and Cards:  the objective is for the Child to match the words (in the boxes) to the pictures on the A4 sheet.
    • The Child begins to read left to right and then going onto the next line, thereby improving eye movement for further reading encouragement.
    • 5 x A4 control sheets with 8 images per sheet.
      • each sheet is stored in a plastic envelope for display.
    • 5 x boxes containing 8 picture cards each, a total of 40 cards. The picture cards are stored in a box for display.
      • when the Child is working, they transfer the 8 picture cards from a box to the pocket at the back of the relevant plastic envelope.
  • Blue Mystery Box:  1 x box with 10 word cards, folded in half.
    • no pictures or objects are used to indicate the meaning of the word.
    • these cards are for the Child to open and read to themselves.
      • the teacher builds excitement by inviting the child (in a secretive manner), to choose a word and to read it in secret.
      • the teacher asks them if they wish to share the word with the her, if they want to.
  • Blue Word Lists:  12 word lists with an image at the header, with 8 words per list, a total of 96 words.
    • this activity extends the Child’s vocabulary with further reading practice.
    • the first word represents the image.
    • 7 further similar phonetic words are listed.
  • Blue Sight Words:  1 x box with 9 cards with various words, a mix of prepositions, adverbs or conjunctions.
    • use sight words at the start of a sentence.
    • if the Child finds a word in the sentences they cannot sound out, use a sight word.
    • these are words that cannot be sounded out phonetically.

The Child Starts Reading:

  • Blue Phrases and Sentences Box:  1 x box contains a total of 42 cards:
    • 6 phrases; each is a control card with an image and phrase.  A separate mute card shows the phrase with a separate picture card.
      • The phrase cards are for the Child to become more confident in reading the blue Montessori reading series as they string a few words together.
    • 8 sentences; each is a control card with an image and sentence.  A separate mute card shows the sentence with a separate picture card.
      • The sentence strips teach the child capital letters and punctuation, as well as developing comprehension skills.
  • Blue Book:  this is the second book that the child reads.  It has 15 picture pages with a sentence describing the action of the picture on the opposite page.
    • The Child is now combining what they learnt.
    • They read many sentences, phonetically, with 4 and 5-letter words, sight words, articles, capital letters and punctuation.
    • This helps the Child develop an appreciation for books.

Special Paper:

You cannot tear this paper.  Iron the paper straight with a cool iron, if its folded in error.  No lamination required.

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 5 cm


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