Learning the alphabet is an important step in teaching children to read. Singing the ABCs and reading alphabet books is a good start for this, but there are also some great teaching tools I’ve used to teach my children the alphabet. Today, I’m sharing with you my favorite tools for teaching the alphabet.
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Here are 7 Tools for Teaching the Alphabet
I love using sandpaper letters to introduce alphabet letters to little ones. It is a tactile way to show the letters. They can feel the cards and trace them with their fingers. Plus they think they are fun! You can find them here.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve created alphabet rhymes to teach writing the ABCs! Each of the letters have rhymes to teach how to write each letter. We put them in a 3-ring binder inside of plastic sheets and I have my kids trace the letters with dry erase markers. See more about the rhymes here.
6. Learning Resources Alpha Pops
This is a great tool for matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters. Awesome for working fine motor skills, too, because you stick the two popsicles together. Find them here.
Not only is important for kids to recognize and name letters, they need to know what sounds they make. You can make a simple alphabet sound box to do this. See how I made one here. (And if you don’t want to make your own, you can find a pre-made one here on Amazon.)
These are my 7 favorite tools for teaching the alphabet. What would you add to this list?
thank you for sharing! I’ve researched many different guys and teaching the alphabet and this one seems simple enough to stay consistent with. I’m going to start these today with my 2yo.
I couldn’t get the printable pages. Can you guide me to get so that i can use it for my kids
Angela Thayer says
Which printable page are you referring to? The alphabet rhymes?