A couple of weeks ago I posted about the DIY Mini Montessori Alphabet Box I put together to help Caden learn the letters and sounds of the alphabet! Today I’d like to share some playful ways to learn with a Montessori alphabet box that we have come up with.
The first way we play and learn with the Montessori alphabet box is just through exploring the objects in each drawer. While Caden plays with the objects I make sure to emphasize the beginning sound when naming the objects.
Another fun way to play with the Montessori alphabet box is to hide some objects from two drawers in some play dough. Then the child can dig through the play dough to find the objects and sort them out on a tray. You can read more about this activity on my Play Dough Search & Sort post!
We have also found that adding sensory play to the Montessori alphabet box is really fun! You can create a small sensory bin with colored rice or small alphabet pasta and hide some objects from two drawers in it. Then you child can search through the sensory bin looking for the objects and sort them out.
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