The moveable alphabet (a large box filled with the letters of the alphabet) allows Primary-aged children to write before they have the ability to do so using a pencil and paper. Young children have a great capacity for language, and relish the opportunity to express themselves through their writing, whether they are making a list of their favorite animals or writing a simple story.
While working with the moveable alphabet, children write by sounding out the words. This results in creative, phonetic spelling. As teachers, we do not use these moments to correct the children's spelling, but rather use later lessons/presentations to teach the (many!) nuances of the English language.