Today we were working again with our movable alphabet. It has become a really helpful tool whenever my 6 year old feels like writing without having to actually practice his handwriting...
It has been one of our most used Montessori materials, and it definitely has a liberating quality to it. Since children this age (especially boys) are not particularly inclined to practice their handwriting, they need to find some other tool for those times when they feel like composing sentences or even short stories, and the alphabet certainly helps.
Here I have added some great resources explaining how to use it, and some helpful extension activities for it:
Montessori Mom Movable alphabet
Movable alphabet Video
Simply Montessori DIY
Album page for movable alphabet