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Lower School Language

Children work on their phonetic awareness with a variety of materials in a Montessori classroom.  The sandpaper letters are the beginning, when a child gets a tactile sense of the letter while practicing the sounds.  Sorting objects also helps a child work on their initial sounds.  As the child’s proficiency increases they make words with sounds they know using the moveable alphabet.  Hearing each sound in a word is the first step in a child’s journey to writing and then to reading.