Charlotte Mason didn’t require her students to start formal reading lessons until age six (at least). She did, however, recommend that children work with pictures, tangible letters, songs, and poems. This brief post from Simply Charlotte Mason explains an easy approach to learning letters and sounds.
Here are our favorite (FUN) materials that help teach letters and sounds:
- An ABC book with quality pictures (we like the one from the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
- Small letters that can be held and felt
- These songs are so cute. My three year-old is enchanted. And my professional-musician ears don’t want to bleed when I hear them. They are catchy! You can subscribe to the HeidiSongs alphabet collection for $0.99 per month. There are a few examples of her songs on YouTube.