One thing I always try to incorporate in my lesson plans is children’s books. Books are so powerful and are very useful with connecting with children. I’ve found that using books for teaching the alphabet is so helpful for little ones. There are so many great books out there, but today I want to share the best alphabet books for preschoolers.
I believe that children don’t need to practice memorizing the alphabet letters and that a “Letter of the Week” program isn’t very effective. The alphabet is comprised of 40 different shapes, so it may take longer for some kids to start recognizing letters. I believe the best way to teach the alphabet is to weave in hands-on learning activities along with reading quality books. I’m writing a new preschool curriculum right now that focuses on learning the alphabet this way. I can’t wait to share it with you! (It will be out this summer!!)
In the meantime, today I’m sharing my absolute favorite children’s books for teaching the alphabet. Here they are!
Do you have any favorite alphabet books? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments!