"What the hand does the mind remembers" - Maria Montessori
Our wooden alphabet boards are the perfect hands-on resource for your little ones. Your child can learn the letters of the alphabet and they can feel the shape of each of the letters using their finger or our tracing stick. We have designed our boards to be reversible so on one side its A-Z in uppercase and on the other side its the A-Z in lowercase. Our resources are based on the Montessori self-directed, hands-on approach to learning. Using our alphabet boards children will build up muscle memory in their hands for when they are ready to put pen to paper. By holding the tracing stick it will help them to develop their pencil grip.
Our alphabet tracing boards are made from solid beech wood which has been planed to be completely smooth. This means that your child can handle their alphabet board without any worry of getting splinters from the wood. Our boards are then coated in a natural beeswax oil to help protect the wood. The wooden tracing stick is made from beech dowel and is designed to be similar to that of a pencil to help your child develop their pencil grip.
Our wooden alphabet boards are 63cm long and 14.5cm wide
The beech wood dowel is always 10cm long
There are many activities that you can do with your child to help them recognize the letters of the alphabet. They can recite the letters of the alphabet or make words by filling the letters with different small resources such as beads, felt balls, seeds or petals from flowers. You can encourage your child to find and fill each of the letters in their name. This will also help them become familiar with the shape each letter makes.
For more ideas on how to use our boards, you can follow us on instagram @thelittlecoachhouse where we share photos and videos of the fun ways to use them.
** If you are a childcare provider and want to order several boards please send us a message as we provide special discount rates for multiple orders.
Our current dispatch time is 3-4 weeks. If you need your order sooner then this please leave a note with your latest need by date when placing your order.