Children’s House (Ages 3-6)
Montessori materials possess definite purpose, order and self-correcting properties. The following areas are in all of our Children’s House Classrooms:
The formal teaching of letters is done in a phonetic, multi-sensorial approach. The children trace sandpaper letters as they repeat the sound it makes. Then the children work with the moveable alphabet and form words. They learn that words are built from sounds. After much repetition with the moveable alphabet, the children learn to read.
All the materials are sequential, and the children advance from reading 3-letter phonetic words to 3-letter phonetic books. The sequence continues as the children’s abilities advance to more difficult books, workbooks, phonograms and grammar.