Lisa Adele - Montessori teacher who helps parents teach letter sounds and phonics at home.

Hi, I’m Lisa! I take the guesswork out of teaching phonics at home.


Like you, I want to feel like a good mom and provide opportunities for my children to learn and grow.


It makes me feel connected to my children. And that really fills up my mom bucket!

There wasn’t as much pressure on parents when my children were preschoolers as there is now.

We spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoyed lots of unstructured time so all of us could explore our own interests.


These days I see lots of parents posting in Facebook groups about their struggles to teach letter sounds and phonics at home.


I'm not that surprised to hear of these struggles because so many alphabet activities on Pinterest focus on the wrong things!

I hate to think of parents following a “letter of the week” curriculum without knowing that it’s an outdated approach to learning letters. Plus, many alphabet worksheets focus on memorizing uppercase letters and lowercase letters and letter names and letter sounds all at the same time.

It’s no wonder that many 3 and 4 year olds get mixed up when learning the alphabet, and then parents start to doubt their teaching abilities!

It doesn’t have to feel so complicated or overwhelming for you OR your child!


As a Montessori teacher (AMI), I’ve helped 3 and 4 year old children learn letter sounds and phonics in a way that feels easy and enjoyable. Many of those children started reading well before they turned 5 years old!

I’d love to show you how to use the same methods so that learning to read is a joyful process of discovery for your child too. It’s actually pretty straightforward when you have a clear plan to follow.

Inside The Playful Path to Reading™ I’ll teach you how to help your preschooler learn to read in a way that’s playful and child-led.


Imagine how relaxed you’ll feel when you have a step-by-step plan to follow with ongoing guidance and support.

As a result, you’ll feel confident about getting started and going at your child’s own pace.

You’ll finally feel reassured that you’re doing everything possible to help your preschooler learn to read easily!

“After taking the course, I felt more empowered to teach my children phonics. Having a path to follow makes it clearer for me and helps me free space for other important things."

— Joana M.

“I was so blown away by how well thought out the program is. Lisa is wonderful and answered all our questions so thoroughly.”

— Mariam M.

"My daughter is newly 3. It's a wonderful, slow and simple guide to teaching language. We play letter sound games many times a day, bringing awareness to the beginning sounds of words. She's getting it!”

— Megan W.


Since we may have just "met", the first step might be to check out some FREE resources I have.


Curious about using Montessori activities to teach your child to read at home, but you don’t know where to start? By the end of this class you'll know the 3 biggest mistakes to avoid and how to pinpoint where your child is at in the learning sequence.



Learn how to use alphabet sounds picture cards and objects to play a beginning sounds game that prepares your 3 or 4 year old child to learn letters sounds and phonics. This PDF includes a checklist of alphabet object ideas and tips for saying the letter sounds.