Instagram photo by montessorifromtheheartMontessori Phonetical Order of presenting ABCs Alphabet letters. Even though, Adrian knows his ABCs, daily practice and repetition is crucial for long-term retention. Today, Adrian was working with wooden PlanToys Alphabet letters, matching capital letters to two- sided bases, and to beautiful artistic 🎨watercolor Waldorf Alphabet Letter Cards. Each full-color card artistically depicts one large capital letter, a smaller lower-case letter, and an animal whose name begins with that letter. The visual reference of an animal on each letter card reinforces a child's learning of the letters and sounds of each.
In a Montessori language curriculum, alphabet letters are not first presented to a child in a alphabetical order, like A, B, C, D etc. The idea is to introduce the letters phonetically (the way they sound) rather than by the name. Phonetical order is proven to be very effective in allowing children to quickly form as many words as possible when learning the letter sounds. There are few orders suggested, and we are following the order suggested in 📚How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way by Tim Seldin.
We have replicated the order below using wooden PlanToys letters, Waldorf cards, and our animal figurines: 🔸c m a t 🔸s r i p
🔸b f o g 🔸h j u l
🔸d w e n
🔸k q v x y z.
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