In Montessori, we learn the sounds of the small letters of the alphabet rather than the names of the capital letters. That’s because the sounds of the small letters are what the children actually use to learn to read.
This song will help your children as they use the Montessori Movable Alphabet.
The gestures are loosely associated with the American Sign Language alphabet. Very loosely. I use them to offer children a visual cue they naturally learn to associate with the sounds.
I never actually try to “teach” them the gestures because the gestures themselves aren’t important. But, they can be fun…. and they help some children during the process of putting together words.