Maria Montessori believed that hand was the direct
link to the mind. Her sandpaper letters are designed
for the child to experience tactile sounds which he
tracks the letters with your fingers while
vocalizing the sounds of each letter. He develops a
stronger understanding of phonetic sounds. When he
has demonstrated mastery of the sounds, he can use
Montessori sandpaper letters to make words.
If you want to use Montessori sandpaper letters to
make words, you need the following: Hi Rye
Montessori sandpaper letters clip art objects and
1. Invite the child to a lesson on a carpet with
Montessori sandpaper letters. Surprising mastery of
the phonetic sounds by showing the child a sandpaper
letter at a time and asks him what the sound is.
When the child shows that he knows all the sounds,
he is ready to put the sounds together to
2. Put a consonant as/m/, and a vocal that/a/, on
opposite sides of the rug. Point to each one as you
say its sound. Begin to push them closer, one at a
time, says each sound when you touch it. As the
sandpaper letters to move up, says sounds faster. By
the time the two letters have met in the middle of
the carpet, you should have the two voices blended
into a sound,/ma/. Team practicing with different
consonants and same vocals.
3. Add a third letter as an ending sound, when the
child feels comfortable to mix the two sounds. A
consonant shift at a time, in order to give the
child to practice. Use real words.
4. Makes dictation with the child. Say a Word, and
get the child figure out which letters to put
together. Use the objects or images of words that
follow consonant-vowel-consonant pattern, such as
"cat", "hidden", "cut", "dog", "bed", as a prompt.
When the child shows he can spell some words, he can
then move to use Montessori movable alphabet, which
is less bulky.