Teaching the alphabet is foundational for reading and writing.

Teaching the alphabet is foundational for reading and writing.

across the chronilogical age of 2, children begin showing fascination with learning alphabet letters. Although some young kids learn letters very quickly, others need more repetition and time to learn letters. Today I’m planning to share with you a few of my personal favorite methods to teach the alphabet to ones that are little.

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Here’s what a preschooler should be aware of before kindergarten:

  • Recite/sing the alphabet
  • Identify letters that are uppercase
  • Identify letters that are lowercase
  • Match uppercase letters to lowercase letters
  • Identify the sounds each letter makes
  • Traces letters
  • Write some alphabet letters

1. Sing Songs

Singing the alphabet song to your youngster introduces the letters in their mind in a way that is fun. Start singing in their mind as a child and them start singing along (which they probably will do naturally!) as they get older, have. My kids LOVE this CD by Discovery Toys that has a song about alphabet letters additionally the sounds they make. It really helped my kiddos learn their letters plus the sounds.

2. Read Alphabet Books

Read a variety of alphabet books to your children, even starting as babies. Continue reading “Teaching the alphabet is foundational for reading and writing.”