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Montessori: Letter Work Board book – August 1, 2012

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About the Author

Bobby George and June George live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where they founded Baan Dek, the first Montessori school in the state, and run Montessorium, an app company.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Montessori
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Ina Brdbk edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419704117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419704116
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We include this book in our Montessori classrooms. We use it simultaneously with the sandpaper letters, teaching sounds of printed letters. The children love the illustrations and they support the initial sound phonics lessons. We recommend this book to our families for at-home practice. Consistency with correct letter formation and the the focus on letter sounds at home is a wonderful way to support emergent reading.

We also love the other books by Bobby and June George in this series - Number Work, Shape Work and Map Work. Great for both school and home!
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I'm sure the reviews mention this, though of course I was busy and didn't read them, but the letters in the book are very slightly textured and feel raised, rather than indented. Based on the picture I had assumed the pages were double board book pages with the top cut out so the child could keep their fingers within the letter easily. Not so. The pages are board, and very high quality. I do appreciate that the letters are introduced as sound, rather than name, and they are grouped by shape rather than alphabetically. In other words, the "guh" (g) and "qwuh" (q) come very first. All letters are lowercase. My sister in law, a certified Montessori teacher, looked over the book and she was impressed, though even she was annoyed, as I was, by the A being spelled as "aeh" which stumps me every time, and I find myself glancing at the ant picture to remind myself of the pronunciation. Perhaps that is just me. My sister in law also mentioned that having my child use two fingers to trace the letter will aid in their correct grasp of a pencil.

All this aside, it must be said that my four year old loves her book, but also loves to move my hand aside and show me how she likes to do the letter, and proceeds to trace the letter in the most nonsensical fashion. :-P However, I also love the book and will most likely be purchasing others in the series.
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I was very skeptical getting the letter work book because of some of the negative reviews, but I am so glad I got it anyway. I think some of the reviews are referring to a different book, bcz all the letters are with the picture. My daughter loved this book and wanted to go through it over and over. I love it's layout, opposed to others, and the pictures are really cute.
I do wish the letters had more texture though. I am considering getting glue and adding glitter on them or something to make it more attractive for my daughter to feel.
Overall, I love this book, and I can't wait to get the number book when we get our alphabet down. :)
Have a great day!
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I am not writing this as an owner of the book but as a reviewer stating an observation. As a parent who has researched phonics instruction from the Orton Gillingham method of correctly pronouncing and teaching phonemes (individual letter sounds in the English language) to ensure the purest and clearest form of instruction for my children, I caution consumers of this book: do not add the vowel sound "-uh" after voicing letter sounds. This book is quite helpful but it instructs the pronunciation of letters in a manner that encourages the "uh" sound after the individual letter's own phoneme sound. As in "b," which should be practiced and simply voiced as "bbb," not "buh" which can create confusion for some children in learning to decode and read later. If this logic is carried through, then the word bed would be pronounced "buh- -eh -duh" when these extra sounds could be avoided altogether and taught to pronounce it "b -e -d." See this link for a better pronunciation guide:
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This book has a slightly rough sandpaper surface over each of the letters, which reminds my daughter of the sandpaper letters she uses at school. She loves to trace these letters and takes her "work" very seriously. I appreciate it because it is difficult to find a lowercase alphabet book (which is what our Montessori school teaches first, since lowercase letters are more prevalent in reading). Also, even though other reviews have pointed out that the pronunciations are not always 100% what a teacher might recommend, in general, they give me a clue as to how to say difficult phonetic sounds (like q or x) that previously I had been struggling with when my child's teacher told me to tell her the letter sounds rather than the letter names. Since a child reading an alphabet book isn't reading the sound captions for herself anyway, this isn't a big deal for me. Use your own judgment as an adult for how you will say the sound to your child, but their recommendations certainly do help! :) All illustrations match the phonetic sound also, which is not always true in alphabet books/puzzles and is a BIG language learning help. (For example, our melissa and doug alphabet puzzle has a unicorn pictured with the "u", but our daughter is learning the "u" is pronounced "uh" (like in umbrella). This book always matches the illustration with the primary phonetic sound.

My only complaints are that the first page (an introduction to tracing, with straight and curved lines) seems somewhat unnecessary and sometimes confuses my child as she tries to remember what letters these are when they are not actually letters at all. And, some of the object choices to go with the letter, while understandable, are obscure. For example, "q" has an illustration of a "quail". My daughter struggles with remembering this is not a "bird". Something more traditional like "queen" might have been better here.
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