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Building Words with the Movable Alphabet

Sweet Pea was about 4 years old when she was introduced to this work.

From: The Movable Alphabet is a set of letters that allow children to build words before they have started either writing or reading. It is a very classic and well-known piece of Montessori work.

Prerequisite: You and your child should […]

“I Spy” – Montessori Style

Sweet Pea was about 3 years old.


From: “I Spy” is a well known children’s game, but in this version, the clues are sounds instead of colors. This is a classic Montessori activity that helps children begin to recognize phonetic sounds. I first read about it in David Gettman’s book Basic Montessori Learning […]

Milk Cap Letters & Sesame Street Nameplates

Sweet Pea is 27 months old.

From: I found these Bottle Cap Letters on Carissa’s Tools for Tot’s page. I got the idea to use Mod Podge on them from this post at Heather’s Eager Little Mind blog.


Several washed and dried caps from gallons of milk. Mod Podge. Small paintbrush. 2-3 Milk […]

Letter Puzzle

Sweet Pea is 25 months old.

From: Sweet Pea’s chunky 4 and 5 piece puzzles were getting too easy for her so I picked up this letter puzzle from Target for about $10.

Observations: This puzzle was much harder for Sweet Pea than I thought it was going to be. I wrongly assumed […]