Anya➡️MontessoriFromTheHeart 💖

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For this week's •🔠LITERACY• theme, 👧🏻Julia (just turned 8 yo) wanted to make a 🙈surprise activity for her little brother 👦🏼Adrian (just turned 4 to), so she made this find the missing middle Letter 📖wheel. (I have not seen it until she was done.)
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 While Adrian has been able to correctly identify the first 🔈sound of the word for a while now; only a few months before his 4th birthday, he started to be able to isolate the ending and the middle sound. To practice the middle sound identification, 👧🏻Julia made this ✂️DIY 📖Reading Wheel for Adrian to practice literacy as well as 🙌🏻fine-motor skills while having to find and pinch clothespins with the missing middle letter.
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Speaking about "following the child"! Here, 👧🏻 she is creating and leading the way! Hooray to #Montessori!
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👀See details on my 📃blog "DIY Reading Wheel (Middler Letter Recognition Montessori Language)" 🔗💻👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/diy-phonics-middler-letter-wheel-language-montessori-literacy-homeschool-early-reading.html 💖.
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Please ✅check 💗Mars @montessorionmars feed as she has already posted her❤️ favorites from this week's •LITERACY• theme, which were reposted to @tagfromtheheart account. I will announce my ❤️picks later today😉.
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#diycraft #diycrafts 
#MontessoriFromTheHeart#montessorifromtheheart_3years#montessorifromtheheart_language#montessorifromtheheart_48months #MontessoriFromTheHeart_7years #MontessoriFromTheHeart_Craft
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting#literacymatters#earlyliteracy#montessoriliteracy
#earlylearning101#playandlearn#learningthroughplay#learningisfun#earlylearning#preschoolactivities 
#earlyliteracyideas#phonologicalawareness #phonics #invitationtocreate #invitationtolearn #followthechild
👦🏼Adrian has been enjoying these 👁See & 🔤Spell Wooden boards since he was 2 yo, and now at 4, he still enjoys them. Colorful wooden letters fit into the 8 two-sided wooden cutout puzzle boards to spell 3-and-4 letter words. These puzzle boards feature beaut colorful illustrations of everyday objects like a 🐈cat, a 🚍bus, a 🐖pig and a⛵️boat, as well as the name of the objects. This educational puzzle-toy develops sight-reading vocabulary, spelling and ✍🏻️fine motor skills. It is a fun way to put together a puzzle to spell a word! More than 50 colorful wooden lower-case letters can also be used on their own to spell various words. For example, Adrian used them to spell his name in a 🙌🏻sensory tray. We made ours with flour, but you can use sand, salt, sugar, or any other tiny grain. .
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👀See 🔗links to how we made our 🙌🏻sensory ✍🏻️writing tray on my 📃blog "Educational Materials and Toys 🎥 Review" 💻🔗👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/materials-and-toys-montessori.html 💖
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. 🛍Direct🔗 link to these boards 👉🏻 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007Y4DLG?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwmon0d2-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B0007Y4DLG 🛍.
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🛍We are using some of the pieces from 
@melissaanddougtoys Vehicles Wooden Chunky Puzzle such as a ⛵️boat and a 🚍bus to represent the words. Direct 🔗👉🏻 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EK5AEC?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwmon0d2-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B000EK5AEC 🛍.
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There is still ⏳time to 🏷#TagFromTheHeart 💖to your 🔠LITERACY 💡 ideas! Tomorrow 💗Mars @montessorionmars and I will each announce our ❤️favorites from this week😉.
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#TakeBackChildhood #CountlessWaysToPlay #melissaanddoug #melissaanddougtoys #melissaanddougpuzzles 
#montessorifromtheheart_language
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting#literacymatters#earlyliteracy#montessoriliteracy
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#earlyliteracyideas#phonologicalawareness #phonics
•LITERACY• 🙌🏻Hands-on BLENDING 💙Series /st/•
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In a Montessori language curriculum, 🙌🏻hands-on 🔊phonetic approach is used, which helps young children to form a clear understanding of how written words encode the spoken sounds of the language into the symbolic letters of the alphabet. Using this technique, children master the sounds made by each letter, as well as the letter represented by each sound, one letter at a time until the entire alphabet has been mastered. Once the child masters the 💗 PINK Series, you would move on to BLUE 💙 Series, which introduces blends: that is two consonants that go together, while you can hear both letters e.g. "s-t" in star. ).
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Incorporating 🙌🏻hands-on approach, in my opinion, facilitates a better absorption of information presented. So, I offered Adrian four different activities to practice our /st/ blend.
🔸stamp with a 🌟star stamp using amazing colorful ink pad stamps; also stamp with a star-puncher;
🔸stain the shaving foam with different colors;
🔸stick star stickers;
🔸strain confetti stars from the sand with a small metal strainer.
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This /st/ blend activity was inspired by 💗Ally @lnnally - thank you for all your ✨amazing 💡 ideas! .
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👀See details on my 📃blog "💙 BLUE Series /St/ Blending (Montessori 101 Language)" http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/blending-st-phonics-phonological-awareness-language-montessori-language-phonetic-approach-consonant-.html 💖 .
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Please, keep 💫sharing your 🔠LITERACY 💡ideas with a 🏷 #TagFromTheHeart 💖 and 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars and myself will announce our ❤️favorites on Sunday, Oct 22nd! .
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#MontessoriFromTheHeart#montessorifromtheheart_3years#montessorifromtheheart_language #montessorifromtheheart_48months 
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting#literacymatters#earlyliteracy#montessoriliteracy
#earlylearning101#playandlearn#learningthroughplay#learningisfun#earlylearning#preschoolactivities 
#earlyliteracyideas#phonologicalawareness #phonics
•🔠LITERACY• 💙 BLUE Series /st/blend • .
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In a Montessori PBG Language scheme (“Pink-Blue-Green series” approach) the child progresses very gradually as s/he is first introduced to three letter words in💗 PINK Series, then blends (st, bl, pr...) in 💙 BLUE Series, and finally digraphs (sh, th, ch, oi...) in 💚 GREEN series.
If you think about it, the letters of the alphabet are merely written codes for spoken sounds in words. As such, actual language is, according to Dr. Maria Montessori, an "abstract instrument" -  a "complex cultural achievement." So, letters being actual codes,  represent something a child first experiences in real life, something s/he encounters in everyday environments. So, the road to literacy would always start with spoken language: with sounds and familiar objects that begin with that sound.
Thus, the process of learning how to read can be as simple and painless as the process of learning how to speak or how to walk.
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A consonant cluster is a group of consonants that are next to each other in a word, so today (after having explored letter "S" during our Letter Hunt), we are moving on to the first blend: /st/ in the words: stone, starfish, straw, stamp, stick, sticker.
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. 👀See details on my 📃blog "💙 BLUE Series /St/ Blending (Montessori 101 Language)" http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/blending-st-phonics-phonological-awareness-language-montessori-language-phonetic-approach-consonant-.html 💖 .
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Please, keep 💫sharing your 🔠LITERACY 💡ideas with a 🏷 #TagFromTheHeart 💖 and 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars and myself will announce our ❤️favorites on Sunday, Oct 22nd! .
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#MontessoriFromTheHeart#montessorifromtheheart_3years#montessorifromtheheart_language #montessorifromtheheart_48months 
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting#literacymatters#earlyliteracy#montessoriliteracy
#earlylearning101#playandlearn#learningthroughplay#learningisfun#earlylearning#preschoolactivities 
#earlyliteracyideas#phonologicalawareness #phonics
•🔠LITERACY• LETTER S 👁Hunt• .
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We are exploring letter "S" before moving on to blends such as /st/sh/sr etc. .
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"S" is for
Stitch, sock, 🌟stars, sponge, 🗡swords, soap, stamp, 🐍snake, spinach, Swiss chard, 🦂scorpion, seahorse, 🐿squirrel, seagull, ⛵️sailboat, slide, Snow White, starfish, scarecrow, ☠️skeleton, seal, snowy owl, 🐢sea turtle, sand tracing tray, sandpaper letter S, stone, ☃️snowmen and ❄️snow. .
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Please 👀see my 📃blog for details "Letter "S" ( 🔠 Letter Series)" 🔗👉🏻💻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/s-letter-recognition-literacy-phonetics-phonological-awareness-letter-hunt-abc-montessori-language.html 💖
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Please, keep 💫sharing your 🔠LITERACY 💡ideas (be it 📖 reading, ✍️ writing, 🔤letter recognition or phonological awareness) with a 🏷 #TagFromTheHeart 💖 and 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars and myself will announce our ❤️favorites on Sunday, Oct 22nd! Thank you 🙏So much for bringing this ✨amazing IG 🌐community together with your inspiring ideas!
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#MontessoriFromTheHeart#montessorifromtheheart_3years#montessorifromtheheart_language 
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting#literacymatters#earlyliteracy#montessoriliteracy
#earlylearning101#playandlearn#learningthroughplay#learningisfun#earlylearning#preschoolactivities 
#earlyliteracyideas #phonologicalawareness #phonics
•🔠LITERACY• ✂️DIY Sandpaper Letters•
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Montessori Sandpaper letters are a traditional language material used to introduce a child to letters and their sounds, but with a twist: besides 👁visual stimulation of perceiving the symbol (seeing the shape commonly agreed upon to represent a particular sound), a child is also able to ✋🏻sensorily feel the shape of the letter as he/she enunciates the letter's name and the 🔊sound it makes.
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Although you can purchase sandpaper letters, they are very easy to make ✂️DIY at 🏡home.  According to Montessori language curriculum guidelines, we are using 💗pink cardstock to represent a consonant, and you would use 💙blue to represent a vowel.
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What you will need to make this tactile sandpaper letter:
🔸pink or blue cardstock;
🔸sand (you can also use salt, sugar, polenta, Amaranth, or any other tiny grain);
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Since we could control how much glue and sand to apply to the template, our✋🏻 tactile sandpaper letter "S" came out even thicker than a traditional one you would purchase, offering a child a more intense sensory experience. .
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Please, 👀see my blog 📃post for details and links "DIY Sandpaper Letters (Montessori 🔠 101 Language)" 🔗💻👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/diy-making-sandpaper-letters-montessori-craft-language-homeschool-phonics.html 💖.
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I am very 🤗excited to have my dear friend 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars join me for this week's •LITERACY• theme! Please, share your LITERACY 💡ideas (be it 📖 reading, ✍️ writing, 🔤letter recognition or phonological awareness) with a 🏷 #TagFromTheHeart 💖
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#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting#literacymatters#earlyliteracy#montessoriliteracy
•LITERACY• 🔠STAMPING •
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👦🏼Adrian is obsessed with stamps recently. Yes, he ✍🏻️writes daily in his workbooks, but stamping adds such a 🤗fun dimension to a traditional writing. With this Wooden 🔠Alphabet Stamp set, he practices 🔡letter, as well as 🌈color recognition, and hand-eye coordination. This set gives a traditional ✍🏻️writing a spin as it promotes creativity and early spelling skills. And, a child can stamp much more than he can 🖊write 😉
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I think 💭 that diversity of materials is the 🔑to keeping the ❤️️love for LEARNING burning ✨
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🛍Direct 🔗to this set 👉🏻 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NV7L0I?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwmon0d2-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B000NV7L0I 🛍.
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I am very excited to introduce my dear friend 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars for this week's •LITERACY• theme! Please, join us and share your LITERACY 💡ideas (be it 📖 reading, ✍️ writing, 🔤letter recognition or phonological awareness) with a 🏷 #TagFromTheHeart 💖.
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#MontessoriFromTheHeart #montessorifromtheheart_3years #montessorifromtheheart_language 
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting #literacymatters#earlyliteracy #montessoriliteracy #melissaanddoug #takebackchildhood #countlesswaystoplay #melissaanddougtoys #homeschool #homeschooling
•🔠LITERACY 📖• .
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In a Montessori language curriculum, 🔠alphabet letters are not❗️first presented to a child in an alphabetical order like A, B, C, D, etc. The 💡idea is to introduce letters phonetically (the way they 📡sound) rather than by their name, and phonetical grouping of certain consonants and vowels had proven to be very effective in allowing children to form quickly as many words as possible. .
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There are 6️⃣Montessori PHONETICAL sets, and today, we are replicating the 4️⃣th set. While we are using traditional Montessori wooden Movable Alphabet, you can use either Sandpaper letters (very easy to ✂️DIY- see my feed 📽on how we made sandpaper 🔢)or any letters (foam, paper etc) you have on hand.
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Please 👀details about all the sets on my 📃blog "Fourth Phonetical Order Set: : h  j  u  l (Montessori 🔤 101 Language)" 🔗in bio👆🏻or 💻👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/fourth-phonetical-order-set-h-j-u-l-alphabet-letters-montessori-language.html 💖 .
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I am so 🤗happy to introduce my next guest-host 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars for this week's •LITERACY• theme! Mars is a 😍loving SAHM who was also a Montessori 🎓teacher and a 🏠school owner. She is very ❤️passionate about child-led education and seeing the world through the 👀eyes of her daughter. Mars also pioneered a beautiful communal project called @montessori_on where she 💫shares motivation for Montessori materials. Do ✅check Mars' IG feed & her accounts to be 💫inspired!
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To ✨join in this week, make sure you are following 💗Mars @MontessoriOnMars and me, @MontessoriFromTheHeart and share your LITERACY 💡ideas (be it 📖 reading, ✍️ writing, 🔤letter recognition or phonological awareness) with a 🏷 #TagFromTheHeart 💖.
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Also, 🏷 @ both of us: 💗Mars and me so that we can each share our ❤️favorites on Sunday, Oct 22nd. In a meantime, I will be reposting your 💡ideas to 🏷@TagFromTheHeart 😍 .
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Let's ✨ inspire and Be 💫inspired! Let's 🏷#TagFromTheHeart 💖.
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#MontessoriFromTheHeart #montessorifromtheheart_3years #montessorifromtheheart_language 
#montessoriinspired#phonologicalawareness#earlywriting #literacymatters#earlyliteracy #montessoriliteracy
🍂Fall Inspired 🌼Flower Arranging Activity.
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Please 👀my 📃blog for details 🔗in bio 👆🏻or 💻🔗👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2016/10/fall-inspired-flower-arranging-activity.html 💖
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Thank you 🙏all who participated in this week's LEARNING SPACE theme. It was so wonderful to have a glimpse of your world! There were so many 😍amazingly 💫inspiring SPACES, & below are some of my ❤️favorites! Please ✅ visit these awesome IG accounts for more ✨inspiration!

1. @elemlou_ with 📖reading shelves
2.  @storiesofplay with the multi-age LEARNING SPACE 
3. @debchitwood with Montessori shelf
4. @mindful.learning with an amazingly inspiring 🔬🌿nature corner 
6.  @ourmontessorilife with a beautiful  Montessori 🍽Kitchen (3-6 yo Practical Life Area)
7.  @primalisan with an 🍁autumn shelf for children 1-3 yo
8. @oana_and_yana with the small world  evening play
9. @ronniesdayhome with the Reggio Inspired LEARNING SPACE.
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Also, big thanks to 💗Missy @mindful.learning for co-hosting this week and for 💫sharing her 😍amazing LEARNING SPACE and for✨inspiring So many of us! Please ✅check 💗Missy's feed to see her ❤️favorites, which were reposted to 🏷 @TagFromTheHeart account.
•LEARNING SPACE• 🍂🦂OUTDOORS🐛• .
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Dr. Maria Montessori strongly believed that the intelligence was a result of joyful learning and not a mere memorization. So learning need not take place inside of a classroom: there is nothing more 🍂inviting than a forest school! "There is no description, no image in any 📚book that is capable of replacing the sight of real 🌳trees, and all the life to be found around them, in a real forest. Something emanates from those trees that speaks to the ✨soul, something no book, no museum is capable of giving," said Maria Montessori.
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Together with your child seek out ways to get to know just how amazing 🌎Earth's little inhabitants are! Parks, local playgrounds, and forests are great places to introduce children to the wonders of the local insect population. Go outside and explore by 🔍examining dead wood, the banks of streams, and the underside of rocks and leaves. Backyard bugs can usually be found under potted plants, rocks or deck furniture. On forest trails, look for little creatures in 🌼flowers, on 🌳trees or near 💦water. .
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Having contact with nature will allow children to understand and appreciate its natural order, the harmony and the beauty in it. Such contact will allow them to be friends with animals: big and small, creeping and crawling, scary and beautiful. All Earth's inhabitants are necessary for the equilibrium of life: all life form is precious. So, let's explore, go outside and be with nature! .
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See my 📃blog post for details "🐛Bugs 🐜Insects and other 🐞🐝🕷️Arthropods" 🔗in bio 👆🏻or 💻👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/insects-unit-study-bugs-insects-montessori-zoology-homeschool-sensory-.html 💖.
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There is still ⌛️time to 🏷#TagFromTheHeart 💖 to your ✨LEARNING SPACE ideas 😉Tomorrow Missy @mindful.learning and I will announce our favorites❤️.
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#MontessoriFromTheHeart#montessorifromtheheart_zoology #montessorifromtheheart_3years#montessorifromtheheart_sensorial #learnthroughplay#kidsactivities  #toddleractivities#learningbydoing #playandlearn#montessoriathome  #sensoryplay #сенсорнаякоробка #сенсорная_коробка 
#steamkidschallenge#sensoryplay#sensorybin
Today our LEARNING SPACE is outdoors while exploring 🐞BUGs during this 🍂🍁Fall Inspired sensorial #invitationtoplay
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👀See my 📃blog for details "🐛Bugs 🐜Insects and other 🐞🐝🕷️Arthropods" 🔗💻👉🏻 http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/10/insects-unit-study-bugs-insects-montessori-zoology-homeschool-sensory-.html 💖.
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