Word Wheels can be a big help.

Word Wheels can be a big help.

When you’re teaching phonetic language to children sometimes it can feel like there is a big gap between work with the Moveable Alphabet and a child’s ability to ‘read’ short phonetic words. Some children are able to sound out each letter individually, but have a hard time putting the sounds together quickly enough to make it sound like a real word. Or, by the time they say the last phonetic sound they’ve forgotten what the first few sounds were! There is where  Word Wheels can be a big help.

Word Wheels allow a child to focus on a single new beginning sound while the ending sounds remains the same for each word.  You can show the child how the ending sounds are put together quickly and that they will remain the same for each word. As shown in the picture below, ‘ap’ becomes the ending sound for at least 1 Word Wheel in our collection. Instead of the child having to sound out a-p for each word, they simply know to sound out the first letter (in black – ‘r’) and add ‘ap’ on to the end of it. Then show them how to rotate the wheel to bring a new letter into the viewing box.

printable phonetic Word WheelsOur Word Wheels Set 1 is a collection of 15 wheels, each having a different ending sound and 8 words for each. The word wheels include a small picture to help visually remind the child of the ending sound. This allows for children to work independently, and will encourage successful repetitive use of the materials.

 

Skin Nomenclature Cards and Book

Skin Nomenclature Cards and Book

Children love to learn about their bodies. They especially love to know what it looks like on the inside! Here is a new Montessori material that is available in our online store.

Skin Nomenclature Cards

Skin Nomenclature Cards by Montessori Print Shop

Includes in full color: 11 parts of the skin in a 3-part card series (skin, epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous, sweat gland, sweat pores, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, sensory receptors,  arteries, veins), blackline master for children to color and label their own parts of the skin.

Skin Nomenclature BookSkin Nomenclature Book by Montessori Print ShopIncludes in full color: 11 pictures and 11 description pages. Parts of the skin include: skin, epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous, sweat gland, sweat pores, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, sensory receptors,  arteries, veins.

Printable Rhyming Flip Books

Printable Rhyming Flip Books

Printable Rhyming Flip Books offer children an easy way to learn new rhyming word families. The ending sound (in red) remains the same through each flip book, it’s only the beginning sound that changes. This makes it easier for children to master basic understandings of regular consonant sounds and the concept of rhyming.These flip books are super easy to make (they come with instructions) and are an economical resource that students can take home to practice independently with their families.

Now available in our online store – 3 sets of Flip Books.

Rhyming Flip Books – Set 1
10 Flip Books with 8 to 10 words in each book. This set contains only 3 letter phonetic words.printable Rhyming Flip BooksRhyming Flip Books – Set 2
10 Flip Books with 8 to 10 words in each book. This set has words with a single beginning sound, but the endings (in red) are all 3 letters.

printable Rhyming Flip Books Set 2
Rhyming Flip Books – Set 3
10 Flip Books with 8 to 10 words in each book. This set has words with 2-3 letters in black, and 3 letters in red for the constant ending.

printable Rhyming Flip Books Set 3

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Taking Care of My Body: Basic Unit Starter

Taking Care of My Body: Basic Unit Starter

Young children are very curious about their bodies. As a parent you spend a lot of time teaching your youngsters how to care for their own bodies through hygiene, exercise, and healthy eating. A fun way to help with this learning process is by using the  “Taking Care of My Body: Basic Unit Starter”.

Taking Care of My Body!Taking Care of My Body Unit Starter

It includes 10 activities to help children learn the basics of learning about and taking care of their body. The activities are easy to prepare and the blackline masters make it economical for teachers to allow for each child to complete their own copy of the booklets and charts. It includes the following (BLM = blackline master; black & white pages used to make copies for multiple children):

  1. Taking Care of My Body – 8 labeled photographic images (ie. stay clean,
    exercise) that can be prepared as 3-Part Cards.
  2. Body Facts BLM (includes word bank)
  3. Taking Care of My Body Mini Book BLM (1 labeled copy, 1 fill in the blank copy, folding instructions)
  4. Male/Female Body Outline for basic primary anatomy, includes labels –
    BLM
  5. Healthy Food Group Chart (in color) – cut and paste activity
  6. 22 labeled photographic food cards (11 healthy, 11 unhealthy)
  7. Healthy vs. Unhealthy Food Chart BLM – includes BLM of 22 clip art foods (color, cut, sort & paste activity)
  8. Body shape outline for pin poking or cutting – BLM
  9. Simple Word Search – 7 words, for beginners
  10. 32 word cards (uses the words found throughout this unit starter)
Book Suggestions (click on to link)
Healthy Me book
Healthy Habits for children
Getting Enough SleepEating Rightkeep your body cleanBeing Active

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