Reading the Child's Way
The senses are the teachers! Play is the classroom! Timing can be everything!
Souns places specifically designed and sequenced letters of the Latin alphabet into the hands of young children at their most language and shape-sensitive period, between 5 months and 36 months. The hand reaches out to hold, play with, and explore the letters, providing an alternate way of learning: a concrete, touchable concept of printed language rather than an abstract one. Whether children are typically developing or have special needs, the collaboration between the hand and the brain is fundamental to learning. The work of Maria Montessori and Jean Piaget confirms: what the hand experiences, the mind remembers.
Learning letter-sound associations early and through informal, hands-on activities is the natural and timely way to make a measurable difference in reading readiness for preschool children. Read more...