Making the Most of the Movable Alphabet

The movable alphabet is an excellent tool that the Montessori School utilizes once children start to master consonant and vowel sounds. A child will use a box of sorted lowercase red (consonants) and blue (vowels) letters to begin to phonetically sound and spell out words on a defined space. This is an excellent tool for …

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Growing Up With the Montessori Method

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The materials are carefully sequenced to break down each step for the child, and to make it possible for him/her to feel success at each step. The materials progress from the concrete to the abstract, appealing first to the child’s senses. The materials are manipulative, based on the fact that a child learns by doing. The materials are designed to isolate the …

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