Sandpaper letters: international print – Nienhuis Montessori
The sandpaper letters are iconic to the Montessori classroom, and exercising with them is one of a child’s first steps towards literacy. They guide the hand for writing as the child traces the letter shapes in the style and direction that they are written, which should be combined with hearing and pronouncing the sound and seeing the symbol. Each sandpaper letter of the international print is in lower case with the consonants on boards painted pink, and the vowels on boards painted blue. Each board has a space on the left and right for the child to hold it with one hand while tracing the letter with the other.
In the Montessori way of learning letters have both sounds and names. A presentation of the letters progresses the child through all of the sounds of the letters, followed by presenting the name.
A wooden box to store the sandpaper letters in is also sold separately.
This material is suitable for children aged 3-6 years.
26 wooden boards painted either blue or pink with sandpaper letters in international print mounted on