Montessori Phonics Initial Sound Cards

One of my favorite parts of Montessori education is the process of teaching children to read and write. At home, we have done a good solid preparation for the first stages of reading with my daughter. She has experience matching objects with pictures, and works to develop logical thinking and comprehension with pre-reading cards, we often play “I spy game”, and read books every day. Now the time has come to start learning sounds with Sandpaper letters. To assist her in this process, I made phonetic initial sound cards.

Montessori Initial Sound Cards pack contains 26 pages.

Each page presents one letter with 10 corresponding initial sound pictures. Except  “o” “x” “z” “u” and “y” which have 9 corresponding pictures or less. Montessori Initial Sound Cards are designed to facilitate to the process of learning to read in addition to Montessori Language materials, sound games, and phonemic awareness. Most of the pictures are phonetic or have a phonogram in them.

Phonics Initial Sound Cards

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Enhance your students’ phonics skills with these Montessori Phonics Initial Sound Cards! Each page of this printable features a single letter paired with 10 initial sound pictures, creating a fun and interactive way for students to practice their letter sounds. With the exception of a few letters, each card includes 10 corresponding pictures to help…

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Language Object Starter Set

This is an assortment of 100 objects. Have fun adding your own unique finds to this starter collection.

Appropriate for a variety of language games most beginning sounds are represented (x is not a beginning sound) and most of the objects are phonetic or have a phonogram in them.

The objects range in size from ½” to 2½”.

The set includes presentation suggestions and a link to a downloadable PDF of Language Object Labels you can print yourself. (Use this link to see what is included in this set.) Ages 3 and up.

Phonetic Object Box 1

As a first independent reading activity, children will read phonetically spelled word labels and match the labels with a small object. Children are attracted to the small objects and soon will realize that groups of letters make words and have meaning. Set includes:
30 Assorted Objects (see below)
Durable Word Labels wipe clean; 2½” x 1″
Clear Plastic Box (B106) to hold the objects
Clear Plastic Box (B530) to hold the labels
Presentation SuggestionsIncludes: ant, ax, bag, bell, box, bug, can, cat, crab, dog, drum, fan, flag, frog, golf club, hat, hen, lid, mat, milk, mop, mug, peg, pig, pot, rabbit, rat, rod, tag, and tub.Phonetic Object Box 2

Introduce combinations of letters/sounds (such as sh or ee), by placing one of these small objects with its word label in a set of phonetic objects. The word for each object contains one of the key phonogram sounds. Long-lasting labels wipe clean; 2 1/2″ x 1″. Items may vary from those shown. Ages 3 and up.

Please note: Many of the objects used in this set are also included in the Language Object Starter Set (L850) and/or our smaller language sets.

Set includes:

  • 8 Assorted Objects
  • Word Labels
  • Clear Plastic Box  for Objects
  • Clear Plastic Box for Labels
  • Presentation Suggestions

CVC Reading, Writing Cards and Word Puzzles Print Version

Cvc words short vowels Montessori Pink Series Montessori Nature Printable

Reading and handwriting practice with CVC phonetic word puzzles, 3-part cards, student booklets, and spelling workmats (print version).
This set of resources is designed to complement the Montessori Pink Series, level 1 reading materials.

Purchase CVC Reading, Writing Cards, and Word Puzzles Print Version here

Reading and handwriting practice with CVC phonetic word puzzles, 3-part cards, student booklets, and spelling workmats (print version).
This set of resources is designed to complement the Montessori Pink Series, level 1 reading materials.

Handwriting and reading practice (print version) for short -a-, -e-, -i-, -o- ,-u- (12 words for each middle sound set)
Each set contains (blue/red and black ):
– word puzzles with real photographs
– 3-part cards with real photographs
– student booklets for coloring, tracing, and handwriting (clipart)
– initial/last sound and spelling work mats (color and black and white clipart)

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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.