The mat is 200 x 600 mm.
It has a non slip backing and an edge banding.
The child places the letters on the blue base line.
They can see how the letters look when placed in a row,
How some letters go under the line and some ,the tall letters, reach the red line above .
The spacing and positioning of letters is introduced and practiced.
The 10 object names can be spelt out on the mat.
This can be done with one set of Large Montessori Alphabet.
When a word has two letters the same then a second alphabet is needed.
Lorcan was able to spell his name but needed a second alphabet to spell barry.
He also needed the second alphabet to spell his brothers name – conor.
He opened the Phonics box and found the ar and the extra o he needed.
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