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Red Level C-V-C Rhyming Word Language Set: Using Phonetically Spelled Words

Rhyming words contribute to the development of reading fluency, allowing young readers to navigate texts with ease. The repetitive nature of rhymes fosters a sense of predictability, empowering children to anticipate words and phrases. This predictability is a valuable tool that aids in the smooth flow of reading, fostering confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

Mastering the skill of identifying rhyming word pairs plays a key role in cultivating predictive reading abilities. When a child can identify a rhyming pattern, it empowers them to predict words with similar sounds, foster confidence in their reading ability.

Below are our set of Red Level C-V-C Rhyming Word Language cards that are already prepared and can be accessed instantly to further your child's reading and language skills.

Click here to access the Rhyming Word Card Sets

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Practice Reading Skills While Learning New Concepts


Children absorb so much information during their early years. Many times, you can easily teach and reinforce more than one concept at the same time. 

Three year-olds can easily grasp the concept of singular and plural when it is approached in the correct manner. You don't have to buy fancy manipulatives either!

Example using household items:

Gather several of the exact same object. Try to ensure there is no difference in the objects. For instance, 11 red buttons that are exactly the same, 14 pencils that are exactly the same, 15 orange skittles, etc.

  • Place 1 of the items on the workspace in front of the child and announce "singular".
  • Have the child repeat.
  • Remove the item from the workspace and place several of the objects in front of the child and say "plural" and have the child repeat.
  • Repeat this 2-3 times.
  • Now, place 1 item on the workspace, then place a group of objects spaced away from the 1 object. Point to the 1 item and state "singular' and have the child repeat. Then, point at the 
    group of the objects and state "plural" and have the child repeat.
  • Repeat this 2-3 times.

To extend the lesson:

You can make a "singular/plural" lesson with items such as cheerios, buttons, etc. around your house and create a label that says "singular" and "plural" and show your child how to label the singular and plural group.

If you have a beginning reader, you might be interested in the following singular and plural activity cards that reinforce early reading skills while learning the concept of singular and plural words. 

There is no need to wait until a child reads at a more advanced level to teach this skill when they can learn it at this period in time where their mind absorbs information at such a fast rate.

To teach this lesson, show your child how to place the singular and plural heading cards on their workspace. 

Then, pull the cards out and shuffle them up and place them on the workspace. 

The first set uses picture cards so the child can visually understand the concept of singular and plural.

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The next three sets, expands on this concept by using words that have the C-V-C pattern for beginning readers.

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This activity is a wonderful extension for your beginning reader!!!

Unlocking Potential: The Crucial Role of Authentic Toys in Montessori Education

Montessori education has long been celebrated for its unique approach to nurturing young minds, emphasizing hands-on learning and individualized exploration and are important for holistic development. I love the way the American Montessori Society describes how beneficial they are in their video series, "Why Authentic Toys Matter":

These authentic toys do not have to break the bank. They can be found at garage sales, and thrift and consignment stores.

Snow Science Experiment

Winters in Tennessee are always interesting. One day it is 68 degrees and two days later it is snowing. We usually do not see much accumulation in my geographic location, however, this year we are sitting on 4 inches in my area (I know, I know...for those of you in many areas of the US, this is not much at all -- but for us, this might as well be a blizzard 🤣) 

I found this simple and fun science experiment to celebrate this beautiful, infrequent occurrence in our area from The Science Kiddo. 

Here is a link to the site and the experiment: 

This is the perfect experiment to explore states of matter, how particles expand, chemical reactions, and more!

Practical Life Lessons: Greeting Someone

The purpose of Montessori education is guiding the child on their journey to independence.

The foundation of this journey lies in the Montessori practical life curriculum. 

Montessori Practical Life engages children with real life experiences using specific lessons to teach them the steps to take, skills needed, and materials to use for the child to be able to "do it myself." 

The curriculum is organized into 4 different categories:

Control of Movement

Care of Environment

Care of Self

Grace and Courtesy

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Today, we are going to spotlight a lesson included in the Grace and Courtesy curriculum:  Greeting a Guest

The Montessori guide (a..k.a. "teacher") presents the lesson by extending an invitation to the child.

1. Invite the child to learn how to greet a guest, "I would like to show you how to greet someone."

2.  Face the child and look them in the eyes (using direct eye contact - in a friendly manner).

3. Say, "Hi (or Hello/Good Morning/Good Afternoon/), how are you?"

4. Ask the child to repeat the words back to you.

5. When the child replies, state "I am very well, thank you."

6. If you have more than one child present, they can practice greeting each other.

7. Have the child/children practice greeting someone daily (or frequently).  

    Use variations and extensions by providing different scenarios after the child has mastered
    the basic greeting. For example:

    a. Learn how to greet someone you do not know (how to introduce yourself and ask for their

    b. Learn how to greet someone that you cannot remember their name. This would include
        how to politely ask for their name again.

    c. Learn about formal and informal greetings and when to use them (friends versus adults,

    d. Learn how to introduce people to each other.

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