I have never had a great rhyming lesson in any of my Montessori classrooms. So in January, when I first started creating materials for my brand new classroom, a great set of rhyming cards are the first thing I decided to make.
The ability to recognize and produce rhyming words is such an important skill in early literacy development. Rhyming helps create phonemic awareness, specifically auditory discrimination of beginning and ending sounds. This phonemic awareness lays the groundwork for written language, and for reading. Most importantly, rhyming is fun! Practicing nursery rhymes, rhyming songs, and reading silly rhyming books makes literacy fun for young children. When children are engaged and having fun when learning, they become much more invested in the concepts they are practicing.
Rhyming is an essential Montessori pre-language activity, and therefore a good set of rhyming cards is an essential for your Montessori shelf. This set that I have created has TEN pairs of rhyming words, with beautiful, REAL images. They are available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and surprisingly, have so far been my best seller!
Here is the video I sent my students a few weeks ago, showing them how to work with these cards:
If you are looking for a good quality set of rhyming cards, I urge you to check them out on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. You can find them HERE. Or, click the preview images below to be linked to the store.
I hope you enjoy working with these cards as much as I have! I would sincerely appreciate you visiting my store and giving it a follow. Creating these materials to educate my students (and eventually my son when he’s old enough!) is my passion. I love educating just as much as I love to learn. There are so many amazing Montessori materials available out there, and I’m just hoping to be able to contribute to the Montessori community.
Have a great day!