Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Reading in a Montessori Way

It's been amazing to watch Henry's reading progression at Montessori school. He is finishing up PK4 and he loves trying to read everything around him in the world. 

Tate watches Henry intently and wants to follow along. It feels like the right time to start introducing him to the initial, pre-reading activities, including the "I Spy" game. 

In the "I Spy" game, you start by making sure that the child can name all the objects. Once they know the names of everything, then you can set out one object and say, "I spy with my little eye something that starts with __". Then you progress to two objects (with very different sounds) and then three objects, etc. while the child matches the sound to the object.

If I felt like I had any capacity in my life (I'm just barely hanging on, Friends!), I would go around and collect objects for the entire alphabet. Instead, I purchased this set from Montessori Services. I'm excited to play with Tater!

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