Montessori Phonics & Reading



Children begin from learning the precise enunciations of each alphabet and progress right up to confidently reading passages through the knowledge of merging sounds, blends, dipthongs and much more. 

 

(Montessori materials are only used at our main branch at Potong Pasir)

Course Features

  • Phonetic sounds and songs
  • Blending words
  • Reading short to long passages

Recognition of Letters

  • From A-Z, children are taught all the letters of the English alphabets as well as their sounds through a fun and easy to remember phonetic song. Their knowledge is further reinforced through hands-on craft related to the letters as well as reading words that start with the letters.

Letter Tracing

  • Having the right grip is vital for comfort, accuracy and speed. Children are guided on the proper way of holding a pencil. They also practice on the correct stroke directions and steps of every letter.

Beginning Sounds

  • Our young ones are taught to identify and recall the sounds of words, allowing them to easily articulate words when they read them. Without knowledge of beginning sounds, children would take longer to process each word they see before reading it. Once again, the knowledge of these beginning sounds are reinforced using carefully curated reading materials.

Ending Sounds

  • Ending sounds, complemented with beginning sounds, help kids identify and read words with ease. 

Blends

  • Sounds becoming slightly more advanced when it comes to blends as children are taught to merge sounds in different letters into one blending sound. These sounds introduce them to slightly complicated words with blends in them. Reading difficulty is also raised at this stage with exposure to more words and words with greater difficulty in pronunciations.

CVC

  • CVC or Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words are taught to the kids. These words include ‘short A’, ‘short I’ and many other variations of vowel sounds. As usual, knowledge is strengthened through specialised worksheets and reading booklets.

Middle Sounds

  • The enunciation of words cannot be complete without the awareness of middle sounds. Our children become more confident with words, even the ones that they may have not seen before, as their expertise and experience grows.

Ending Blends

  • Students are at the final stages of the phonetic learning curve. Ending Blends are present in advanced words that do not have ending sounds of typical letters. Rather, their ends are the merged sounds of two or more letters, also known as Ending Blends.

Diagraphs

  • Diagraphs are not blends. They are two letters combined but their sounds are not merged from their individual sounds. Sounds tricky? Well, not so for the students who have passed this stage.

Short vs Long Vowels

  • Our children learn the sounds of short and longs vowels together with the different words associated with them. This is like their “Aha!” moment when they discover how the same letters sound differently in different words. 

Diphthongs

  • Yes, you did hear it correctly. It is Diphthongs. These are sounds of two vowel letters that combine. It’s a bit like singing (or maybe not  With the knowledge of diphthongs, children read words with diphthongs in a clear and crisp manner. 

Bossy R

  • When students reach this stage, they get a bit bossy as they have mastered their phonics and are, if applied accurately, great readers. Bossy R is the change in the sound of vowels when they combine with an ‘r’.

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When

1 January - 31 December, See the website for the opening hours.


Age

4–6


Price

from: 70 SGD
to: 100 SGD


Telephone number

+65 6687 0424
+65 9241 5080 (Whatsapp)


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Address

Singapore
Potong Pasir; Boon Keng; Punggol; Hougang; Bukit Batok

How to get there?

  • Potong Pasir (Main):

147 Potong Pasir Ave 1 #02-79
Singapore 350147

  • Boon Keng (Branch1):  

1 St. George's Rd #01-19
Singapore 320001

  • Punggol (Branch2):

665C Punggol Drive #02-540
Singapore 823665

  • Hougang (Branch3):

21 Hougang Street 51 #02-07
Hougang Green Shopping Mall 
Singapore 538719

  • Bukit Batok:

153 Bukit Batok St 11
Singapore 650153