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To help celebrate the upcoming holiday we have a nice Holiday Special that starts tomorrow! But, you'll only receive it by email if you've signed up on our website by 12/01/2010 at 12noon  (not here on the blog but on our website) - take a minute and sign up here ... it just takes a minute and you won't be sorry!

If you miss the Holiday Special there will be more throughout the year. 

We only send 1 or 2 marketing emails each month and you can opt out at any time. Sometimes they have special coupon codes on them. So don't delay signing up or you'll miss out on the savings!

 
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  • 12/1/2010 10:36 PM Jamie Macknet wrote:
    Such wonderful resources for any child, in a Montessori program or not.
  • 1/12/2011 1:27 PM Olivia wrote:
    I am experiencing much difficulty with my 4 yr. old daughter. She is very good with her hands and does not want/have an attention span for learning the sandpaper letters or any letter/sound correspondence! HELP!
    1. 1/12/2011 2:12 PM Montessori Print Shop wrote:
      Hello Olivia,

      If your child is resisting the sandpaper letters but is a very 'hands on' child, you can try using other materials to engage her in phonetic sounds and shapes of letters. Make some playdough and spend some time just making shapes and objects. Then take some time making letter shapes, using the phonetic sound as you make it. The letter will be smooth in texture (unless you add something to the playdough), but at least your daughter will feel and see the shape of the letter.

      Another option is to make sandpaper letters with your daughter. Using construction paper, white craft glue, and sand. You can draw the letters for your daughter on the paper using pencil, and she can then trace them with the glue.  Have her sprinkle the sand on the glue and shake off the excess. Let the glue dry before showing her how she can trace the letters and make the sound.

      You can use a variety of craft or nature materials to engage your daughter in learning the correct phonetic sounds and shapes of the letters without pressuring her to use the actual Montessori sandpaper letters. Follow your child and try to engage her using materials and activities that she shows interest in and that will teach the Montessori concepts that you wish for her to learn. Using the 'real' Montessori materials is not the only way to get Montessori concepts across to your child. Take the pressure off both yourself and your daughter for a few weeks and explore letters, shapes, and sounds in  a more relaxed way.

      Best of luck!


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