A typewriter or keyboard are interesting techniques for assisting your child to master the alphabet
Rhythm, chanting, poems, and clapping can help children learn accompanied by music or visual associations
Shop for it
When you are at the supermarket have your child help you find the groceries by using letters and names.? Logos and environmental print that surround your child adds to the learning environment.
Use sign language to demonstrate the letter.
Art projects can reinforce letter recognition by making letters out of pipe cleaners, buttons, sequins, glitter, macaroni, yarn, ribbon, lace, stickers, materials, or anything that you have available.
Put it together
Find puzzles that have the alphabet in order.
Make a chart and find stickers or use a star to show your child the letters that he/she has mastered
Find a flashlight and let your child find the letter in magazines, books, or the newspaper.? Have your child color code or highlight the letter in yellow
Reading with your child and pointing out letters in a word is a very natural way to teach the alphabet or go to the library and take out a variety of books about the alphabet.
Alphabet tiles or cubes can be great assets to create interest and play games that strengthen learning the alphabet
Finding, matching, and identifying Alphabet Soup letters are fun using a magnifying glass to enlarge the letters
Eat it for breakfast
Try Alphabits Cereal for breakfast and name the letters.
Decorate cupcakes, cakes or cookies using frosting tubes to print letters.? Squeeze mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, or jelly letters out of containers to enhance your food.? If your not hungry place inside a ziploc bag and practice printing letters on the outside of the bag.
Eating the alphabet can be a delicious way to reinforce letters using vegetables, pretzels, potato sticks, and candy to form the letters.
Alphabet Stamps are a practical investment for having fun with the alphabet for alphabet recognition, making words, and spelling
Practice using sticky notes and label objects in the house that begin with the letter
Take your finger and trace the letters on the palm of the hand or on your child’s back
Talk it up
Talk about the shapes of the letters and if the upper and lower case are the same or different.? Play matching games, same or different, or alphabet bingo.
Use play dough
Use playdough to roll out and make the letter or use a toothpick to write the letter on the playdough
Point it out
Point out the letter on signs and in books.
Stick it up
Purchase magnetic letters to place on the refrigerator or cookie sheets to display the letter of the week
Model it again
Model the correct formation of the letter and have your child print the letter with a paintbrush,? marker, crayon, chalk, q-tip, pencil, magic slate, or pen
Model the correct formation of the letter and have your child trace the letter in salt, sand, gel, fingerpaint, pudding, or shaving cream
Sing the Alphabet Song with your child and as they get more confident stop at a letter for the child to sing alone.
A- B – C – D – E – F – G
H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P
Q – R – S – T – U and V,
W – X – Y and Z
Now I know my A – B – C’s
Next time won’t you sing with me?
Make it visible
Post an alphabet chart somewhere prominent (such as on the refrigerator) and at several points during the day point to the letter on an Alphabet Chart so your child can see where the letter is in the alphabet.? The chart can be a learning tool to help your child visualize what the alphabet looks like.
Give it meaning
Introduce the letter by finding a word or a name that is meaningful to your child. Example:? B:? ball