This is Faith sitting on my Mum's knee demonstrating the Movable Alphabet to her. The card is one from the CVC set from Sparklebox that I posted about in May. When Mum asked Faith what the ant was, Faith replied "A tarantula" - what an answer, which she then proceeded quite calmly to spell out with the wooden letters as if she was really writing 'ant' after all. I just loved it.... and I think that Maria Montessori would have done too!! I should also point out that Faith only became interested in knowing letter sounds and using the alphabet about ten days before this picture was taken!!