The Large Movable Alphabet allows the child to begin the exciting process of writing, allowing her to express her own ideas in a written format. She works with material repeatedly and often daily to build her understanding of how language can be written. She uses the material to write words, phrases, sentences, and eventually, stories. This is a time of exploration and discovery – there are no wrong answers or spelling corrections to be made. The child is learning to create the code that is the written word and unlocking the keys of language.
© North American Montessori Center – originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.