We begin with sandpaper letters in which the child learns the sound and the symbol it represents. Using several different activities, such as, object boxes and matching pictures to beginning letter sounds, aides the child in learning each letter sound. The movable alphabet is then added for beginning spelling activities.
The metal insets are introduced. Children begin using these by tracing a frame, this helps them gain control of the pencil. Using the metal insets is one of the first activities used to introduce writing. This is when all the fine motor activities of practical life and sensorial benefit the child by strengthening the hand and arm and gaining coordination. The salt tray is also used in beginning writing practice. This allows the child to easily practice writing letters repeatedly.
Language lessons continue with middle sounds, ending sounds, rhyming and sight words.