Montessori’s Moveable Alphabet is an exciting transition for many young children. Thus far in the Montessori Language sequence of lessons, children have progressed using the sandpaper letters only. Once the guide presents the moveable alphabet, the children are eager to continue the learning.
Below are the Montessori lessons that use the moveable alphabet. The first lesson listed below is actually the fourth lesson in the pink series sequence of lessons.
What is the Montessori Moveable Alphabet?
In brief, a moveable alphabet is a tool used in a Montessori learning environment to teach reading, spelling, and writing. It is a wooden box containing 26 wooden letters. Vowels are in blue and consonants are in red.
Using the Moveable Alphabet with Montessori Language Lessons
- Introduction to the Movable Alphabet
- Association of the Movable Alphabet and the Sandpaper Letters
- Short Vowel Word Building: Movable Alphabet and Sandpaper Letters
- Movable Alphabet: Short Vowel Words with Objects
- Movable Alphabet: Short Vowel Words with Pictures
#1 – Introduction to the Moveable Alphabet
Typically the child is 3.5 years old or older when she starts using and learning with the moveable alphabet. You know she is ready because she can recognize 3-4 consonant sounds and one vowel sound.
Related Read: All You Need for an Easy Sandpaper Letters Lesson
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