This week’s craft isn’t a classic Montessori Material, but a craft used to promote emergent reading for ages 4-5 that I use as an extension on the classics. We love them for car rides and on-the-go activities. Before introducing these bead strands, use the Sandpaper Letters, Object Box One, and the Movable Alphabet (for consonant-vowel-consonant words or Pink Series reading activities).
- Strong string or pipe cleaners
- Wooden block beads
- Permanent Marker
- Small stopper beads
- A child ready to start blending letter sounds into words