This is a journal of our homeschooling journey. I have named it Temple of Ganesha as this is the patron of wisdom and intelligence in the Eastern Myths. You will find our method to be secular, traditional, and Montessori in nature. I love to learn and aspire to bring this love to my children as well. My hopes are that as they grow they will learn not because they are made to but because they desire.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Small Movable Alphabet
Every since my son started working with letters I have wanted the small movable alphabet set. I bought and printed several things to replace it, but none were right. I have magnetic letters from Melissa and Doug and they are great, hold up well, but cost to much to have several sets to make words with the same letters in them. So, you can imagine my complete delight when during my bi-weekly trip down the craft isle while shopping for household goods I find a little $2 bag with 60 pieces of wooden letters. Down side they only had capitals, but we can live with that for now. I have large bottles of multi-craft latex paint at home at all times in primary colors. With a little work and this gym of a find we now have Movable Letters!!!!! J was so excited to work with them I had a hard time getting him to let the paint dry and still need to go back for some touch ups on some. I think that will have to wait until he is asleep. This just goes to show if you keep your eyes and mind open you too can have GREAT Montessori tools on a tight budget!