Sound Games (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Sound Games (Montessori)

In Montessori education, Sound Games are activities designed to enhance children’s phonemic awareness — the understanding that words are made up of separate sounds. Sound games, which often start from around two years old or as soon as the child speaks fluently, facilitate children’s analysis of sounds in words. A common example of this in English-speaking environments is the nursery game “I Spy,” where the sound of the letter, not the letter name, is emphasized.[1]


Montessori Quotes

  • “The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!”[2]
  • “The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.”[3]