Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. Their app, Montessori Words & Phonics helps children develop their reading, writing, and spelling skills.
Before diving into the app, here’s more about the Montessori Learning Method:
“In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential…”
The Montessori Words & Phonics app helps children develop their writing, spelling, and reading skills by “using a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled Movable Alphabet.” The app helps children learn and understand two fundamental concepts:
- First, the app helps students understand that words are made up of sounds/phonics (phonemic awareness). For each word, students can touch the empty rectangles where letters must be dragged to complete the word and hear the sound the corresponding letter(s) produces.
- Secondly, the app helps children memorize the phonics associated with letters by providing a phonics-enabled alphabet where children can touch each letter to hear the associated phonic.
Overview of Montessori Words & Phonics app:
- App uses 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations to help children develop their reading, writing, and spelling skills
- Uses the proven Montessori learning method (Phonemic Awareness and Phonics)
- Appropriate for children ages 3 and up
- Children simply have to touch letters of a word to hear the word’s phonics
- The Movable Alphabet allows students to touch a letter to hear its sound/phonic
- Select words according to difficulty:
- Level 1 displays a three-letter word with no difficulty for beginning readers (CVC words)
- Levels 2 and 3 offer more complex words that contain more complex phonics (as long vowels sounds or blends)
- Alternately, your child can choose from 44 sound categories–choose words that contain a specific sound (for example, long a, “k” sound, and so on)