Movable Alphabet - A Montessori Approach To Language
By Rantek Inc.
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Ages 3-6. Designed for both parents and schools, this app beautifully provides children a way to "write" words in order to express themselves! We've designed some unique features to help children sound out words and letters on their own, as well as activities that parents will absolutely love, being able to work together with their child to construct words and even sentences.
After learning to identify and blend the sounds of the letters of the alphabet children are often ready to build words on their own. However, the ability to write them down with paper and pencil may require much more time and practice to acquire. Therefore, Dr. Montessori prepared the Movable Alphabet for children to “write” words, long before mastering the physical skill of writing.
Children can phonetically sound out words, one letter at a time to build words. The app includes over 40 images of simple words, along with audio pronunciations and instructions, for children to practice with. Additional word sets are available via InApp Purchase!
One unique feature in this app, are the buttons in the box above each letter. Children can touch the buttons to hear the sound of the letters, giving them the ability to "search" for the sound they are thinking of to build their word!
REVIEWS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS:
"Love the clean, simple design of this app!"
"Thank you for creating this wonderful app. My second son was so happy because he is now starting to read. However, this app needs adult supervision. I love it because this is my bonding time with my sons."
About the Word Sets:
Once the children begin the process of composing three letter words (consonant-vowel-consonant) with the Movable Alphabet they are encouraged to move on to building four and five letter words. In our experience in the classroom, it is best to follow the CVC words with four letter, CVCC words, which often seems to be easier for the blending of sounds leading up to the actual reading of words. Mastering word building requires lots of practice and repetition. Following this, we introduce four letter, CCVC words and then five letter, CCVCC words. As the children master these skills they often explore the process all on their own and have fun expressing their own ideas using the Movable Alphabet!
Word Sets 1 & 2: CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant), three letter words (bat, fin, jug, etc.)
Word Set 3: CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant), four letter words (fast, bulb, hand, etc.)
Word Set 4: CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant), four letter words ending with “ck” or “nk” (sack, rink, tack, etc.)
Word Set 5: CCVC (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant), four letter words (clap, flex, spot, etc.)
Word Set 6: CCVCC (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant), five letter words (drink, twist, slept, etc.)
Dr. Montessori observed in her work with children that after working with the Movable Alphabet children experienced an “explosion in to reading!” Our goal is to bring a sampling of this excitement to a large audience via the Movable Alphabet on the iPad!
We thank you for your support of our apps and hope you enjoy this one!
Visit us at: www.mobilemontessori.org
What's New in Version 2.01
Updated for iOS8
Great apps for any Montessorian
As a certified Montessori toddler, early childhood, and lower elementary teacher I have to say I absolutely LOVE these apps. The subtle music and sounds, and the calmness of the voices fits right into the Montessori style of teaching. Not only do I use all of the apps for my own son at home, but I also recommend them to parents who ask for "homework", or who want to supplement their children's Montessori education further.
I understand that some people find the apps too boring for their children, or feel as if their children aren't "stimulated" enough. Montessori education stimulates children by giving them accurate facts to work with, not by overloading their senses with bright colors and animated pictures, or loud music and sounds.
These apps are a great addition to the Montessori curriculum, presenting children with the original tools but in a more modern medium.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jan 02, 2015
- Version: 2.01
- Size: 96.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rantek Inc.
- © 2015 Mobile Montessori by Rantek Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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Top In-App Purchases
- Movable Alphabet Word Set 2 (CVC)$1.99
- Movable Alphabet Word Set 3 (CVCC)$1.99