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Intro to Letters, by Montessorium

English ABC’s with Montessori

  • iPhone
  • iPad

Teacher Overview

Intro to Letters is designed to help kids learn letters and letter sounds and also learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori. It's particularly useful for kids who need extra help, such as special needs students.

Designed to help kids learn letters and letter sounds, Intro to Letters, by Montessorium  is focused and clean, without animation, rewards, or other gimmicks. Kids trace letters with their fingers and hear the letter names and sounds in an activity that mimics Montessori sandpaper letters. The app includes upper and lower case letters, as well as 15 two-letter phonograms. Kids can also record the letter sounds and names if their devices are equipped with microphones.

App Details


Age Category of the app

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Featured in Best New Apps! "You learn best from the ones you love." Intro to Letters was featured in an Apple iPad commercial and on Apple billboards around the world.

• Intro to Letters will help your child learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori.

Adults can now record, save, and use their own voiceover through the app. Intro to Letters provides default voiceover in English (US & UK), French, German, and Spanish. Instructional text for the recording studio is translated in over 40 languages. The Recording Studio is a great tool to help personalize the learning experience.

"If you’re looking for an app to teach kids how to draw their ABCs, Intro to Letters is a solid option." - Macworld

"The app’s design is lovely, with beautiful letters against beautiful backgrounds." - PCWorld

"Can I just say how impressed I am by the overall design of these apps? They are gorgeous." - Swiss Miss

"Minimalist yet engaging, the sleekly designed app makes self-directed learning what it should be: Fun, simple, yet effective." - Maria Popova


• Basic foundations of language
• To read, write and understand letters from a-z
• Lowercase letter symbols and their sounds (phonics)
• Phonograms - writing and pronunciation
• Capital letters - letter names, writing and pronunciation
• Consonants and vowels
• Fine motor skills

Intro to Letters includes the following activities in a Universal app that will work on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch:


• LETTER SOUNDS (Lowercase Letters)
The first activity places an emphasis on phonetics instead of letter sounds. Your child will learn the sounds of the letters through a series of guided, interactive exercises.

Similar to the letter sounds, your child will work through the sounds of phonograms and unite them with their symbols.

Connect the sounds of the lowercase letters with their uppercase counterparts.

• LETTER NAMES (Capital Letters)
The objective of this activity is to acquire a knowledge of the names and symbols of the capital letters.

A special recording section to help your child learn sounds, phonograms and names.

- This section allows kids to practice specific letters or phonograms. A new toggle feature allows the user to isolate their tracing paths.

Integrated Kids Library: Swiping the home screen will reveal all Montessorium apps on the user’s device. Tap an app icon to switch to a different activity.
Integrated Parent Portal: We’ve added several tools to help adults access information.  With “Journal”, adults can stay up to date with Montessorium news and read posts on education, design, and technology. With “Observations”, adults can use the built-in notebook to document notes about a child’s progress.
Intro to Letters is a universal app for use on the iPad, iPhone, iPhone5. The Recording Studio functionality will not work on the iPod Touch.

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