Montessori Sound Games — I Spy with Initial Sounds

One of the activities I recommend before getting all “academic” on your toddler or preschooler is to play I Spy with initial sounds.  I knew N was ready for this when she started dragging out the sounds of individual letters when she was speaking, although she actually was interested in ending sounds (and rhyming) before […]

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Building Blends, Phonograms, and Digraphs with the Montessori Green Series

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll remember reading about our reading journey beginning with the Montessori Pink Series and followed by the Montessori Blue Series!  There is one more series to learn once those are mastered, and it is known as the Montessori Green Series. While the Pink Series focuses on 3 […]

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Teaching Consonant Blends with the Montessori Blue Series

Last month I shared how we began reading with the Montessori Pink Series, so here’s the next step in our Montessori reading and writing journey:  the Montessori Blue Series! While the Pink Series focuses on 3 letter consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words with a short vowel, the Blue Series begins to introduce consonant blends while retaining that […]

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Montessori-Inspired Rhyming Cards for Toddlers & Preschoolers [Free Printable!]

N has been walking around the house saying two words followed by, “Hey!  ____ and ____ rhyme!!!” She has the biggest grin on her face while she does it. Montessori sound games usually begin with “I spy” using objects to sound out beginning sounds, but N is clearly more interested in ending sounds that are […]

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Beginning Reading with the Montessori Pink Series

Suddenly, we have a reader!  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably been celebrating that with me for a few months now.  I’m finally getting around to putting together all of our Pink Series materials in one post so you can see how L did it! We began last summer with these Montessori Pink […]

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