Traditional Movable Alphabet Digital
Want to craft your own materials? This secure PDF (a .PDC file) lets you print and cut your own cards!
Are your children able to hear all of the sounds in words when you play the Sound Game? Do they know their pink, blue, and green sandpaper letters? Can they tell you little stories/give you news about their life, their interests? Then it's time for movable alphabet work!
Choose from any of our three Montessori fonts (to match the sandpaper letters)
Print your cards on heavy card stock and cut to 1.25"W x 2"H (print the file one time to get 10 of each single letter, 20 of each high frequency letter, and 20 of each vowel)
Consonants are pink and vowels are blue to match the sandpaper letters
Pair this with our Phonogram Alphabet (sold separately) so your child can choose from all of the key sounds of English
Store your alphabet letter cards in egg cartons or a craft box (see note below).
Comes with a powerful lesson plan that will bring the alphabet work to life.
Don't want to make these yourself? You can purchase your alphabets already made, fully laminated with rounded corners and ready to use.
Item #: MATR-PDC
Egg Cartons: These alphabets can be stored and displayed in egg cartons. We recommend placing two plastic cartons (one 18-egg carton and one 12-egg carton) side-by-side and hot gluing the bottoms to a piece of foam board or chipboard. Use the lids to help keep the dust off when the alphabets are not in use.
Craft Box: We like the 40-compartment box available from the Container Store because it has a transparent lid that helps keep the dust out without hiding the letters. Another alternative is a velvet 30-compartment jewelry box (like this one we found on Amazon). We tested it in a public school Montessori classroom it held up well...the children loved to touch its soft sides.
Helpful hint: Whenever you start work with any movable alphabet, remember that the first lesson is how to carry the box, take letters out, and put them back in. Don't be afraid to practice doing this many times before you write a single word.
How Maitri Digital Works
You can view and print this file for your own personal use using secure software (the LockLizard PDF viewer). Here’s how it works when you purchase this product:
- Immediately receive an email with a link to download the secure PDF file (a .PDC document).
- Within one business day, receive an email with links to (1) install the software required to use the PDC file and (2) activate your license.
- Install the software, activate your license, and view/print your PDC file.
We’ve tested this on our devices, so we know from personal experience that the software is easy and quick to install and the viewer works just like you’d expect a PDF viewer to work. For more information, you can watch this video on how to open a PDC file.
You can activate your license on up to two Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android devices (e.g., your laptop and phone) but you can only print the files from a Mac or Windows PC. Once the software is installed and your files are downloaded, you can view and print the PDC files offline.
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