Sandpaper Phonograms are the natural extension of Sandpaper Letters, and live in the language section of the classroom. A phonogram is simply a letter or combination of letters that represent a sound.
For example, think of the word ‘boy’. We can distinguish two separate parts, b-oy. The second part has two letters, but makes up one phonogram because it represents one sound. Other examples include f-ar-m, c-or-n, and b-a-m-b-oo.
The Sandpaper Phonograms, much like the Sandpaper Letters, are cursive sandpaper figures set on a green wooden rectangle. Children have the opportunity to trace the path with their fingertips, while sensing the intricate sounds take shape in their mouths.