Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This is the next best thing . . .

Do you remember this post about sandpaper letters?

Or this post about writing in "sand"?

I have just discovered the next best thing, except possibly even BETTER!

Each letter has its own textured feel, and most of the associated pictures have a touchy-feely patch! (See the bee stripes and the car?) So cute! So, not only can your child trace the letters to as a precursor to writing, there is also an association of the written letter/symbol with the correct sound! Remember my post about sounds? :) (I love this book!)

Here's a close up with my super basic no frills digital camera . . . (the bee's stripes are fuzzy!)

There's even a similar book for numbers!

Just thought I would share! :)


  1. What a fantastic blog! I have 3 toddlers and can't wait to try some of your ideas/techniques. Thanks for entering my giveaway over at Nesting Place, good luck!

  2. Thank you for this! A friend of mine is an Usborne rep so I'll have to see if I can make one of her next parties! :)

    I just happened upon your blog a few days ago and am loving reading it! I have a two and a half year old and we're home pre-schooling in a semi-Montessori fashion. Great ideas and I appreciate your blog very much!


  3. What great posts you’ve had about using Montessori language activities! I linked to this and three other posts of yours at Living Montessori Now in my post for the July Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival.