How to: Prepare Pink Phonetic Language Materials.

Montessori Language materials have been developed to follow a child’s natural progress.

Note to Self: Observe and recognise Sensitive Periods for language.

Place the language materials on your shelves with order and progression in mind.

images-31) Sandpaper Letters, demonstrated 3 at a time with 3 period lesson.





2) Sandpaper Letters and Large Moveable Alphabet combination. Recognition and matching.





3) Sandpaper letters and initial sound boxes, recognition, naming and sorting. Several at a time depending  on the child.





4) Movable Alphabet with Pink Sound Boxes set of 6-8 boxes.

At least 2 boxes consist of 3 letter phonetic objects, and

4-6 boxes with phonetic pictures.

Word building by sounding out.


5) Phonetic Pink boxes with 3 letter objects and words, at least 2 boxes.

And boxes with 3 letter pictures and word cards, at least 6 boxes.

Sounding out and interpretive reading.



6) Pink 3 letter word lists, same vowel in list, picture on top as control of error.





7) Pink 3 letter word lists mixed vowels. Practice reading, development of vocabulary.





8) Secrets envelopes or boxes, each envelop has 8-10 3 letter phonetic words written on individual pink folded paper, the child opens the envelope and reads the word to themselves.




9) 3 letter word sentences with objects. Child sounds out words and interprets by either getting objects or picture as directed by sentence read.




10) 3 letter word sentences without objects or pictures. Interpretive reading.





11) 3 letter word, sentence booklets. Interpretive reading of books.





12) 3 Letter Phonetic books to add to your library.

Bob books set 1.




Notes to self: Pink Materials in Language area in a classroom:

1) Carefully plan logical material progression to encourage growth and independence with the language materials.

2) Ensure that a 2-3 year old will be equally pulled to the language shelves as a 4-6 year old.

3) Encourage the child to explore the materials and observe sensitive periods.

4)  Observe, introduce and demonstrate the materials following the child.

5)  Children will relish the richness of the Language area in your classroom.

6) Make sure the language curriculum is prepared in such a way as to encourage use, independence and freedom of choice.

Empower the child.


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