Based on sound games, Montessori Letter Sounds HD uses the iPad to teach letter sounds to children using the Montessori Method. It offers children four steps, ensuring a real progression and getting them ready to read. Children from the age of 3 can start playing "I spy". These games are fun to play and at the same time they develop children's awareness of sounds in words. The "I spy" games included in this app can also be played at home, in the car...children love them and don't realize how good they are for them!
Letters are presented as sounds, they can be traced on a card, in a notebook or in the sand. The apps show children how to write a letter. Children can practice as much as they want, deleting the ones they don't like and keeping a screenshot of the ones they are proud of.
Digital education at it's best! These apps offer children the possibility to write their first words using a moveable alphabet. As soon as they know a few sounds and if they've played "I spy" enough, they should be ready to write easy, phonetic words. Their hand might not be ready to hold a pen and write three letters in a row though and that is why, in Montessori schools, we always start by giving them individual letters to help them form their first words.
Teaching using the Montessori Method means never putting the child in a situation where failure is a given. Montessori teachers always look for situations where children will strive, increasing their self-confidence and their will to learn. Obviously, making mistakes is part of learning and the Montessori Material is designed to ensure a level of self-correction by children themselves. But making a mistake that you learn from and being in an overwhelming situation that makes you feel you are no good are very different.
Montessori Letter Sounds HD has locked the more difficult levels of this game to make sure that only children who identify sounds in words and who know letter sounds can access them, avoiding any situation where children would loose confidence and stop playing.
Montessori Letter Sounds HD is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
via PR Mac