Montessori: How to introduce language + your free printable!

Apr 6, 2020

Montessori

Your Montessori language printable is here!

I am so excited about this post and here is the reason why….. I have always been motivated to help other parents introduce Montessori into their homes but I was never sure how to start doing it that provided something different of value from what was already available. Until this past Friday….

Beautiful language tools are hard to come by, especially ones that fits into the Montessori program. After a few days of searching when I started homeschooling I gave up and decided to make my own.

Aliyana just turned three in February and is showing a lot of readiness in reading and writing so I thought while being at home with her, I can take this opportunity to connect, slow down and work on more language materials since I know that’s something she enjoys doing.

In Montessori, reading and writing are taught phonetically as the child shows readiness. Letters are introduced by phonetic sounds rather than letter names. They are not introduced in the order within the alphabet, instead, they’re introduced in an order that allows the child to make many words with the letters he or she has learned.

Phonetic sounds are really important during the early stages of language development. This is the time to train the ear to recognize that words are made up of sounds. Phonics is a method of teaching which develops the ability to hear and identify the sounds of the English language. 50% of our language is phonetic and follows predictable rules. Effective phonic instruction is crucial because proper letter-sound knowledge is the foundation needed to build strong reading and writing abilities. 

I want to thank Christie Stanford, @infant_toddler_montessori for her guidance and providing me with the proper tools for this exercise to confidently teach Aliyana at home during this unfamiliar time. 

I hope these worksheets guide you and your children to finding joy in learning and exploring together. The learning journey is different for every child, have fun and don’t forget to follow their lead. If they become bored, end the activity. Your goal as their guide is to create an environment that fosters a love for learning. 

Sending love from my home to yours,
Amy

  1. Sara says:

    I love all the info you share about Montessori learning and as a new aunt I am trying to educate myself on how I can help my niece learn and navigate the world when we spend time together

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