A typical moment in the Souns Early Learning Workshops! One mom wrote her story:
“My daughter was born on August 2011. She was introduced to Souns at our library through a project of the local Rotary Club. We attended on 2 occasions; on January 2013 and March 2013. Specifically, we [were intoduced to] the Souns letter /o/. Since we did not own a set of Souns, I used one of her toys shaped like an o to reference the /o/ sound.
[Our family] started the every other Friday Souns Early Literacy Workshops at Counterpane Montessori school on August 2013 where our [daugter] was introduced to m, s and t. My mother and her husband purchased a set of Souns for my daughter on that day. Within a few weeks, my 2 year old daughter brought me her bowl of Souns. She held up her m, o, s and t and said,” mm, ah, ss, and tih!” We celebrated and she was introduced to /p/ and /e/.”
Playing to learn works! The video below is where the little one in the story above will likely be in a year. She is 3 years 2 months in this video. Importantly, there has been NO pressure to “learn to read” or “school” to compromise the joy of learning through play.