Entice the child’s curiosity for language with early successes using these consonant blend phonetic blend picture word cards, which are ideal for a Montessori classroom. This set includes 36 control cards (picture and label together), 36 mute cards (pictures only), 36 label cards, and 36 mute cards with lines for writing. All words contain only 4 letters and are phonetic, using only the short vowel sound, and are either made up of the CCVC pattern or CVCC. This set will also work well as a Language/Reading Center activity in a traditional classroom, and could be broken up into 2 sets of 18 cards each, 3 sets of 12, or 4 sets of 9. I’ve included a few different lesson presentations for differentiated teaching to accommodate the varied levels of early readers.