Teaching the alphabet is foundational for writing and reading.

Teaching the alphabet is foundational for writing and reading.

Teaching the alphabet is foundational for writing and reading.

Around the age of 2, children begin showing desire for learning alphabet letters. Although some young kids learn letters very quickly, others need more repetition and time and energy to learn letters. Today I’m going to share with you a number of my personal favorite techniques to teach the alphabet to ones that are little.

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Here’s what a preschooler should know before kindergarten:

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

1. Sing Songs

Singing the alphabet song to your child introduces the letters for them in a fun way. Start singing in their mind as a baby and them start singing along (which they may very well do naturally!) as they age, have. My kids LOVE this CD by Discovery Toys that has a song about alphabet letters and the sounds they generate. Czytaj więcej about Teaching the alphabet is foundational for writing and reading.