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These Montessori reading blocks are perfect for the beginning reader. Your child will delight in twisting the blocks to discover new letters and lots of words, especially ones that rhyme. The blocks allow phonic practice with all 5 vowel sounds plus 13 different consonants, giving your little reader a total of 80 words to read over and over. All words are in the dictionary (some are less well known then others), and phonetic! A fun tool to strengthen and improve your child's self-confidence with reading.
These blocks are great for introducing Silent E to young readers. Once your child has mastered reading the three-letter Phonetic Reading Blocks, introduce these Silent E blocks. Your child will love twisting the end block to reveal and hide the Silent E to create words with both short and long vowel sounds. Easy to use, first show the child a 3 letter phonetic word of your choice. Have the child read the word. Then, twist the block so that the "e" appears at the end of the word. Explain to the child that in this word, the "e" does not make a sound, but it does have a job. Tell the child that the "e" makes the vowel say it's name. For example: man becomes mane, fad becomes fade and so on. Practice reading the new word together. Show the child another word with the same vowel. Continue reading words in this manner, helping when necessary and eventually moving on to other vowels. The blocks allow practice with all 5 vowel sounds plus 12 different consonants and 1 phonogram. Each rod includes 4 phonetic words + 4 silent E words, giving your little reader a total of 40 words to read over and over. All words are in the dictionary. A fun tool to strengthen and improve your child's self-confidence with reading and use of long vowel sounds.