Intro to Letters will help your child learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms in English! Based on the Montessori philosophy.

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

"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 English letters from A-Z
• Lowercase letter symbols and their sounds (phonics)
• Capital letters - letter names, writing and pronunciation
• Phonograms - writing and pronunciation
• Consonants and vowels
• Fine motor skills

Intro to Letters includes the following activities:

• 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.


Recording Studio: Adults can record their own pronunciations of letter sounds and names to use throughout the app so children learn from a voice they love. Follow the instructions in the Parent Portal to get started.

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.

Intro to Letters is a universal app for use on the iPad and iPhone. Please note, the Recording Studio functionality will not work on the iPod Touch.


Concept and design by Montessorium. Development of Intro to Letters 3.0 by Ymedia Labs. 

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What’s New

Version 3.1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Updated for iPhoneX.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Killerbootsmann ,

Something weird happend on the lowercase q in the drawing activity

Well the circle was out of the q then weirdly the dot was going fast up the q and I’m like BTW how did that dot do that?!?! that’s weird

rFriend ,

Very good for working in letters. Sounds are not technically correct

Drawing letters is pretty good, but has some minor issues it you don’t complete the line fully.

Sounds such as ‘g’ add an ‘uh’ sound which is incorrect. Many people teach letters this way, but it makes it harder to teach correct spelling later.

freccles ,

A Gem of an App

I downloaded this for my 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, both of whom are in a Montessori program. My daughter loves the sandpaper letter "tracing", which is much more difficult on an iPad than in real life, so it keeps her interested. Even the sound/letter recognition, which she knows backwards and forward, keeps her engaged because she's on the iPad. For the most part, it's a bit junior for her, though. She's ready for the "next level", which I hope will come out soon. You know...WORDS not just sounds. (The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I thought it should go one more level to create 2- or 3-letter words, at least.) The 2-year-old has been introduced to the sandpapaer letters in school, but he doesn't have the manual dexterity required to be succesful at in on the iPad. Within the next couple of months, though, this will be great for him. I definitely recommend this whether or not your child is in a Montessori program.

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