Once the basic 26 sounds are absorbed and practiced and blended and created the child begins experimenting with phonograms – who knew that sh together made the sound “sh” or that if we see “ee” together that makes its own single sound.
Phonograms matching and blending begins – my vocabulary now grows from fun or stag or fantastic to words like shout and enjoy and quest. There is an explosion of word building and vocabulary which grow into burgeoning comprehension skills. My literary skills can now be questioned and identified through grammar symbols and sentence structure. Whole reams of cultural materials become more appealing on the advanced level of documented research.
The joy of reading opens avenues that last a lifetime – Montessori support enables and excites the child on this journey in realizing the world through the written word.