DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

Had when i worked in a preschool and kids love them! I would use colored sand instead of white salt. DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

Pre-writing practice. This is a typical Montessori activity - the sand tray - you can also use salt (white or coloured) on the light panel.

A small sandbox is a common Montessori activity. Uses pre-writing or teaching numbers/alphabet and shapes. (Fine or Large Muscle Movement Sensory Activities)

Blog post at LivingMontessoriNow.com : Should you introduce letters to your preschooler in their order in the alphabet? Surprisingly, no. There are actually better ways to introdu[..]

In What Order Should You Introduce Letters to Your Preschooler?

Short clock first. Ideas from Montessori education on the best order to use when introducing letters to your preschooler; post includes lots of Montessori phonics resources about teaching letter sounds

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