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Montessori Lower and Capital Case Sandpaper Letters w/ Boxes

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  • 26 lower and upper case sandpaper letters.
  • Lower case letters are on pink wooden boards
  • Upper case letters are on blue wooden boards. Includes an extra y on the blue board.
  • Size of each tile: 3.5" x 2.75"
  • Designed for homeschool use.
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26 lower and upper case print sandpaper letters.

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Product Dimensions 8.5 x 6.1 x 4 inches
Item Weight 2.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B003MC2LCI
Item model number LA003
Manufacturer recommended age 3 years and up
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In a true Montessori setting, the vowels are blue, and the consonants are pink (or red). I don't understand the intent behind color coding these letters according to upper and lower case, using the traditional Montessori colors... This material would be useful only for someone NOT using traditional Montessori language materials additionally, notably the phonetic moveable alphabet.
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These are not the materials designed by Dr. Maria Montessori and used in the implementation of her educational philosophy, and should not be called Montessori materials. Please be sure to research Montessori education, the materials she designed, and how the materials are appropriately used instead of supporting companies that masquerade as experts in a philosophy they clearly do not practice. I encourage any parent who is interested in a Montessori education for their child to research, research, research and consult the websites and literature of Montessori experts like Association Montessori Internationale or the American Montessori Society before spending a dime on any materials. Just because they are pink and blue and made with sandpaper does NOT make the Montessori sandpaper letters!
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I'm looking for Montessori sandpaper letters for my toddler. I would love to by a set like this for the price if it was actually Montessori. It isn't. Please correct the colors, red for consonants and blue for the vowels (a, e, i, o, and u). Also the lower case letters that are tall or go below the line should be rectangular (ex. a and c should be smaller than l and y).

If you don't want to adjust the colors and height then please remove the reference to Montessori materials, you're making me sad.
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Montessori Lower and Capital Case Sandpaper Letters w/ Boxes

I choose this rating because the letters did save me a lot of time [I used to make them myself.].
They are a tremendous didactic help for people using the phonetic system. English is not such a system, but phonetics give the student an upper hand in learning to read and write. They will breeze the foreign language reading instruction too.
Maria Montessori was the first lady doctor to graduate in Italy. She was an MD dedicated to mentally retarded students, and became the first teacher for the Special Ed. professionals. From her medical background she knew that the sensory memory was a long lasting one, and the tactile letters she devised were a great memory helper for her students. What you can do with your hands stays with you for the rest of your life. Attention should be placed on where and how sounds are formed in your mouth.
What prolongs the reading time instruction is the presentation of the alphabetic sounds BEFORE the phonetic sounds.
This practice confuses the students, who cannot make sense of a [alphabetic sound] and apple [phonetic a sound]
This erroneous strategy [alphabetic sound representation with subsequent slavery based on spelling] is responsible for the long time spending in reading instruction.
Montessori students write first [on sand boxes] and then read [first with the help of sand letters.]
[See also the presentation of Montessori numbers. and the chain of numbers.]
After a year of instruction with her specialized material, the mentally retarded students performed better than the regular students at the state exam. Montessori deducted that there was something terribly wrong in the way regular education was conducted. She
attributed this failure to the reasons stated above.
Any child should be thought reading with the help of the Montessori letters.
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This is an excellent learning resource!! Excellent quality- wooden tiles with sandpaper letters. We are homeschooling, using Montessori style learning, so this was an great buy. My son's learning isn't suffering because of the color of the tiles. I would highly recommend these for anyone wanting to help teach their child the alphabet and prewriting skills. EDITED TO ADD- I just saw the huge price jump!! I did NOT pay $93 for these!! I bought from KidAdvance.
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I really thought this material would last a long time, but it's already chipping away on the corners. I bought the letters and numbers, and chipping is happening to both sets. Also, the shape of the letter is not done with sand paper, it looks like they paste a sort of grainy substance on it, but since its glued on, the grainy substance is rubbing off on certain parts of the letters--which is the whole point in buying these! We've only had them for a couple of months; i don't think they are good quality materials. I think we'll be fine since we only have one child, but if your hope is to have these materials for a long time and plan to use them with several children, I would recommend you look elsewhere.
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My wife and I have long been fans of Montessori's teaching style, and these sand paper letters fall right in line with that style. Kids can hold each piece in their hand and trace the letter, which is formed from sand paper, giving it a contrast in texture. The idea is that kids who can touch and feel a letter are better able to conceptualize the letter, making an easier transition into reading and writing. For us, it was a total success. Our kids have each known the alphabet thoroughly before turning 3. It takes work and little perseverance, but it pays off.
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