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How to Teach the Alphabet

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School will resume before we know it!  Maybe you have already started working with your little one at home over the summer, or you are looking for new ideas on how to teach the alphabet, I have some fun suggestions for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to jumpstart your fall.  Now is the perfect time to gather materials and curriculum ideas to prepare for the school year!

As we all know, reading is an essential milestone for kids.  However, before reading can begin, we need to teach the alphabet – letter shapes, names of the letters, and letter sounds.

Why Do We Need To Teach the Alphabet? 

The alphabet is a stepping stone to reading words.  Words will progress to sentences.  From there, sentences will become stories, essays, books, and so on.  Introducing the alphabet in a multi-sensory way will get you started on your homeschooling journey. 

How Can You Teach the Alphabet?

The key to a curriculum or unit for homeschoolers (or any learner) is to keep it FUN, engaging, and hands-on!  Approaching a subject from many angles helps with retention, progression, and mastery.   Merely teaching the letters of the alphabet by doing a worksheet may not work for many learners.  It can be tedious.  But, when the child sculpts the letter from playdough, recites a fun poem, or makes a craft, learning will be fun, creative, entertaining, and long-lasting.  Add in games, song, and movement, and you’ll have eager little beavers, ready to learn!

Printable & Resources

  • You may want to introduce the letters of the alphabet with alphabet practice pages.  This resource works on upper and lowercase letters in addition to handwriting and letter sounds.
  • Make little books (fold a sheet of paper into a booklet) for each letter of the alphabet.  Cut out pictures from magazines for the letters of the alphabet.  Glue your images inside.  Alternatively, you can draw pictures or use stamps and stickers. 
  • Shape the letters using play-doh mats and play-doh. Kids love hands-on activities, and this will be no exception.  Laminate a set of these mats to use repeatedly with play-doh or tracing with dry-erase markers.   Or, print a set and use with crayons, markers, and pencils.
  • Use rhyme and repetition with these alphabet practice poems to reinforce letters and their sounds.  Recite the poem and then find the correct matching letter.  This set includes uppercase letter practice, as well as letter sounds practice.  These poems last throughout the year with the following themes:  Sept- apples, Oct- pumpkins, Nov- turkeys, Dec- mittens & trees, Jan- snowflakes, Feb- hearts & groundhogs, Mar- shamrocks, Apr- raindrops, May- flowers, and June/July- beach balls & suns.
  • Make an interactive alphabet journal that works on beginning letter sounds.  Color, cut, and glue the pages in a journal.  You can even save this to use as a dictionary for writing.
  • Make some fun paper alphabet crafts for each letter of the alphabet to combine art with learning.  Also included are sentence starter pages for students who have already mastered their ABCs!  This fun activity also practices fine motor skills with cutting and gluing.   Crafts included are:  A-apple, B-bee, C-cat, D-dog, E-egg, F-football {American football}, G-golf, H-hat, I-ice cream, J-Jack-o-lantern, K-kite, L-ladybug, M-mailbox, N-nail, O-octopus, P-pocket, Q-quilt, R-road, S-soccer ball, T-turtle, U-umbrella, V-volcano, W-watermelon, X-xylophone, Y-yo-yo, and Z-zipper.
  • The alphabet mega bundle has a series of resources, including the alphabet letter sort, alphabet tracer cards, fine motor alphabet letters, and spin & write letters (in addition to the alphabet journal and alphabet printables mentioned above).  Use some of these included resources like flashcards and play memory and matching games.  Place them in alphabetical order, but remove some and have your child guess which one is missing.

Enhance the Experience

Here are some additional ideas to add some more fun to foster learning naturally.

  1. Read books focused on the letters of the alphabet.  My favorite is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, but there are so many out there!  Look out for another post that includes more book ideas!
  2. Use videos online (YouTube, SafeTube) that review, teach, and reinforce letters and letter sounds.   The rhymes, poems, and musical nature of videos will help kids understand quickly.  
  3. Add some movement to your letter unit.  Can you make the letter T with your body?  What about the letter W?  Can we work together to make the letter A?
  4. Get creative and play some alphabet games.  I love the flyswatter game.  Write down the letters on a whiteboard, or have flashcards scattered across the table.  Shout out a letter, and your kid swats the letter with a flyswatter.  Check out my alphabet Pinterest board for some fantastic alphabet games.

Practice the Alphabet Throughout the Day

As you go about your day, identify things in the house that begin with a specific letter.  Ask your kiddos if they can find other items and objects that start with that same letter.

You can also focus on a Letter of the Day or Letter of the Week.  Try to find things in your house that begin with that letter.  Sing a song using that letter – or even better, use your creativity and make up a song!  Make a new recipe that starts with the letter of the day or find some fun food ideas on Pinterest.   For instance, if you’re working on the letter B, you can make a BEACH treat.  Put some blue frosting on one side of a graham cracker and add some goldfish.  Now you have a little beach to go with your letter B theme!

Another idea is to become sleuths for a day and create a scavenger hunt in your home.  Look for objects that start with a letter, objects that begin with a specific sound, or the matching upper and lowercase letters.  

Sing the ABCs while you are washing hands!

There are many, many ways to keep the learning going naturally all day long!

Download My Printable Resources

Transitioning to homeschool shouldn’t be dreadful.  The more excited and prepared you are, the more your kids will enjoy it.  Beginning with the ABCs is an essential step, but keep it fun to nurture learning.  The above mentioned kid-approved resources are found by clicking these links:

  • alphabet practice pages
  • alphabet play-doh mats
  • alphabet practice poems 
  • alphabet interactive journal
  • alphabet crafts
  • alphabet mega bundle

Let me know what activities you liked the best!

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How to Teach the Alphabet

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Teaching the alphabet is the core of what we do in kindergarten for many months! There are many moving parts in the classroom that work together to get kids to learn the alphabet.

How to Effectively Teach the Alphabet in Kindergarten

1.  Just read!  Seems silly to say but the best way to teach kids the alphabet is to just submerse them in it!  As you are doing your normal read aloud, point out the letters and how you are using what is printed on the page to say the words.  And then it’s also fun to read books about the alphabet; below are some of my favorites!

It’s also great to put these books into your writing lab to inspire writing!  They are great jump starters for stories!

2.  Teach the students the letters in their names.  Children have seen the letters in their name more and heard the sounds in those letters their entire life, so it only makes sense to start there.  Be sure to visit our Names Pinterest board for TONS of ideas on working with students’ names!

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3.  Add music and movement!  So important for little learners and there are so many great videos on YouTube that do this!   I also love to incorporate tunes the students already know into our learning and so the below video is perfect for daily practice!

And then as the school year goes on, you still want to continue to teach the alphabet but the kids get a little bored with the same old songs, so we sing it backward!  (They can do it and so can you!)

4.  Follow your curriculum (or create a map of how you want to teach the letters.)  This is so important because you don’t want to confuse your students.  If your district has a prescribed curriculum, embrace and make it work.  Supplement it where you can with fun and engaging activities.  If you don’t have curriculum, decide how you want to teach the alphabet.  There are many theories on what works, but honestly you will find research that says a letter a day is appropriate and a letter a week is as well.  In my perfect work, we would teach 2 letters a week but that’s a decision you will have to make if you are able to.

If you don’t have a curriculum, our Letter of the Week files can help.  They are fully comprehensive units that have posters, printables, anchor charts, centers, and lots more!  We call it Letter of the Week because it is literally a week worth of activities for each letter, but you don’t have to be a Letter of the Week teacher.  You can definitely use whatever timeframe and all sorts of reading programs and approaches with these printable.

5.  Put learning the alphabet into your centers!  Centers are where the students really practice and get comfortable with the skills you are teaching!  So it’s super important that all year you have the alphabet covered in your activities.  One of my student’s favorite centers is our boring old flashcards on binder rings that I keep in a drawer in my writing center.  (This is of course more of a spring sentence but at the beginning of the year students can draw other pictures and label them with the same letter they pick.)

6.  Track your student’s growth.  Another super important part of teaching the alphabet.  I use Checklist Assessments to record what letters my kids can and cannot say the name, sound and write.  This helps me to be able to pull targeted groups and really instruct on what my students are needing!  

7.  Include crafts and make it fun!  So important to understand that our little learners need crafts and activities to create meaning!  Again so many crafts and activities you can do, but I love Alphabet Hats because they go home with the students and the parents adore them!  (Be sure to click over for a free hat!)

Making it fun does not have to mean arts and crafts either.  Kids love doing Interactive Alphabet Notebooks where they can cut, glue, and assemble all sorts of little flip flaps.  Can kinders do them?  YES.  Our Interactive Notebooks are make with easy cuts that repeat again and again.  You will model the first couple times and then kids will get it.    These are truly a great tool because it is fun and academic.

8.  Practice for fluency!  Once your students have a good basis of the letters, you will want to have them pick up the speed and create some automaticity in their knowledge!  Letter cards or word searches are great resources to do this.  Students can start by just identifying specific letters by circling the or dotting them with a bingo dotter.  This will get them used to seeing the letter all mixed up and then as the year moves on they can read those letters for speed and fluency!

9.  Keep your families well informed. We really need our families to help reinforce what we teach in the classroom and that is especially important when learning the alphabet.  We need our parents to be on the same page with how to form the letters, teaching upper or lower case letters first, and etc.  These Alphabet Brochures can help with that.

Alphabet Bracelets are also a great activity to do in class that lets parents know what letters we worked on in class.

When all of those elements fall into place, teaching and learning the alphabet is a lot more effective!

So I have teamed up with some of my friends to get you more information on teaching the alphabet!

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5 Ways to Learn the Alphabet Quickly and Easily with a 3-6 Year Old Child – Somersault

Before learning the alphabet with a child, it is important to understand what you are not going to do. Namely, learning to read. This is a more complex skill, so it is worth putting it off until the time when the child gets acquainted with all the letters and will confidently recognize them and write on their own. Until then, put off the alphabet and reading by syllables.

In this article, we have put together the basic principles to quickly learn the Russian alphabet with a 3-6 year old child in a playful way. For all games with letters, you can use plasticine, paints and any improvised means or magnetic letters - they will easily attract the attention of the child.


  1. Learn the Alphabet Easily: Basic Principles
  2. 5 ways to learn the alphabet with your child
  3. From alphabet to reading

How to Learn the Alphabet Easily: Basic Principles

Each child can find an easy way to learn the alphabet that suits him or her, but there are basic principles that are important for all children. If you do not follow them, study will turn into drill and the child is unlikely to ever love to read. Here are a few such principles on how to properly learn the alphabet for a child.

  1. Learn sounds first, not letters . At the first stage of learning, it does not matter how the letters in the alphabet are called correctly. Now only sounds are important for the child - "d", and not the letter "De". The names of the letters will only confuse the child, who first needs to learn to recognize the shape of the letters and their sound.
  2. Not learning the alphabet in the correct sequence . Until a child goes to school, it is of no use to him to know how the letters are arranged in the alphabet. This information will only distract him from what is really important: how the letters look and sound. The sequence of the alphabet can be learned later or even at school, where this knowledge will be tested by the teacher.
  3. Do not turn learning into a lesson . Learning from call to call is difficult even for children at school, let alone a baby. Therefore, all learning should take place in a playful way and not for long: 5-7 minutes a day to get acquainted with the letters will be enough. Gradually, this time can be increased, especially if the child likes the proposed games with letters.
  4. Use material objects . At the age of 3-6 years, the child learns the world by touch and taste. It is difficult for him to work with abstract letters spoken aloud. Therefore, it is better to stock up on plasticine and paints and create letters that are more understandable to the child and can be touched. Such a game for children will allow the child to learn the letters of the alphabet and he will recognize them in different forms regardless of what they are made of.
  5. First vowels, then consonants . Vowel sounds are easier to pronounce, so it's worth starting with them.

The main thing is not to force anyone. If you see that the child is inquisitive, enjoys exploring the world and is ready to learn, you can move on to learning letters and the alphabet. So the child will be happy to learn the alphabet in a playful way and gradually learn to read. So that the game is not abstract, you can use the magnetic letters TUMBLING.

5 ways to learn the alphabet with your child

1. Use an interesting topic to study

Use your child's interest to spur his motivation to learn. For example, if your kid is crazy about cars, let them be the topic in which you learn the alphabet. Use any words related to cars:

"A" - bus
"B" - trunk
"C" - driver, etc.

You can show cars and their parts, draw or sculpt from plasticine. It is important that the child's focus shifts from learning to doing what they love. Additionally, the method will help expand vocabulary and knowledge about the world.

2. Cross out a letter of the alphabet in the list

Fill in a small square with arbitrary letters. The task is to cross out only the letter that you are studying. This will help the child focus on one letter and not get distracted by the ones he doesn't remember or don't know.

3. Pulling the letters of the alphabet out of the pouch

The soft-touch magnetic letters are perfect for this method. Put the letters in a bag and give the child the task, without looking, to pull out only the letter that you thought of. Let there not be too many letters in the bag, otherwise the child will get confused. 6-7 pieces will be enough. To start, use letters that are very different in shape, such as "O" and "M". Gradually, the complexity can be increased and searched among similar letters, for example, "K" and "X". Don't forget to praise and encourage your child. You can alternate the learning process with desktops.

4. Recognize letters of the alphabet by ear

You pronounce a word, and if it contains a hidden letter, the child claps his hands.

With this game for kids, you can learn individual letters or the entire alphabet. For example, you name a word, and the child inserts its first letter into the insert frame. To stimulate your child's interest, you can use only words from his favorite topic, for example, the names of animals.

5. Guess words starting with the first letter

You choose one letter and think of a word that starts with that letter. For example, the letter "Z":

- What is this animal with big ears and loves carrots?
- Hare!

This game form is again suitable for learning individual letters or the entire alphabet. If you learn only one letter, the child gets used to quickly recognizing it in different words. And if you give words with different letters, the child as a whole learns to understand with which letter they begin. With the study of the account and the English language will also help TUMBLING.

From the alphabet to reading

When a child learns the Russian alphabet, confidently recognizes all the letters in different words and can draw or mold them on his own, it is worth moving on to reading. Because you need to learn the alphabet just so that the child can read. If knowledge is not used, it will hang as an extra burden, and by the time school will be forgotten. Therefore, you should not learn the alphabet too early: at 3-4 years old, a child is simply not interested in reading books in order to learn something new. He is more interested when his mother reads. Conversely, by the age of six, the child will be glad to have his own books to read them himself.

How to quickly learn the alphabet - learning letters with a child

Letters are all around us. The child sees them in books and magazines, on product packaging, in shop windows. He can't help wondering what it is. Over time, he begins to understand that adults can read, begins to copy his parents, having learned a poem or a fairy tale by heart, and pretending that he is reading a book.

Experts recommend teaching a child to read shortly before school, since at an earlier age his brain is not yet ready to perceive such information. You can learn sounds with it, learn to distinguish them in oral speech, start mastering the alphabet. This pre-letter period is very important, because thanks to it the child will be able to learn to read fluently and understand what he read.

At what age do you start learning letters?

Many parents are sure that a child's development should start almost from the cradle. But neuropsychologists warn that learning letters and numbers before the age of 3 is harmful. At this age, the emotional and sensory sphere should be formed. If we force a child to learn, then we violate the laws of brain development, which can have negative consequences.

No specialist will tell you that at the age of 3 or 4 a child should know all the letters. Of course, if you wish, you can force him to learn the alphabet, but this will not be useful, but, on the contrary, can harm. The brain is ready for reading most often by the age of 5-6, and only in 20% of babies - by 4-5. Before this time, it is not worth studying letters.

But this does not mean that you can forget about the development of the child. At 3-4 years old, you need to work on the development of speech, teach the baby to ask and answer questions correctly, pronounce words, and study the world around him. You need to work on fine motor skills, teach him to dance, form a sense of rhythm, and so on.

These are the recommendations. However, all children are different. If a child has shown a sudden interest in letters, it means it's time to start learning. And it does not matter if it manifested itself late, for example, at 6 years old. The child should want to read, only after that you can study with him.

Psychologists note several signs that indicate a child's readiness for learning:

  1. The child perceives well what he has read by ear and can tell what the book is about.
  2. He knows how to build phrases, pronounce all sounds.
  3. Interested in what is written in a children's magazine, book or poster.
  4. Pretends to read, imitating adults.

If all these signs appear, you can start classes. You can’t put pressure on a child, force him to study, bribe him (“learn the letters - I’ll give you a chocolate bar”) - this will not achieve anything.

In those cases where the interest in letters appeared early, there is no need to give up classes. But do not overload the baby, work with him for no longer than 7 minutes, classes do not have to be done every day, you can take breaks of 2-3 days.

How to start learning the alphabet?

The child began to show interest in letters. No need to immediately load it with knowledge, cramming the alphabet. Move a little. The easiest way for children to remember the first letter of their name. Explain to him what this letter is, what it is called. You can ask him to find this letter in the text. Gradually, he will learn to highlight it, will pay attention to it. The first step has been taken.

Parents now trust their children's education to various children's tablets, phones and other similar toys. Remember that they are teaching letters, not sounds. Toddlers need to be taught precisely sounds, so it will be easier for them to master reading.

A letter is a graphic representation of sound, each has its own name. But learning to read, knowing only the names of the letters, is very difficult. Imagine that the child will need to read the word "ball". How will he do it? Just as he was taught: "beael". And all because he pronounces letters, not sounds.

It is better to start learning with sounds, pronouncing them with the child. Parents themselves should not confuse sound and letter. Sound is what we hear. A bumblebee buzzes - this is a sound, a hammer knocks - this is also a sound. But far from all sounds we can get words. If we clap our hands, the sound will appear, but the word will not.

You can create a word from special sounds called speech sounds. Make sure that the child does not confuse the letter and sound. Explain to him that a letter is an icon that can be seen in a book or drawn on paper. Letters can be seen with the eyes and sounds can be heard.

General recommendations for teaching a child

If you decide to work with a child, remember the basic rule - he should be interested. You can't force him. At this age, the easiest and most accessible way of learning is through the game.

It is difficult for kids to concentrate, to sit in one place for a long time, so classes should be short, 5-10 minutes each. As soon as you notice that he has become bored, switch to something else. If he forgot everything that you went through, do not get annoyed, repeat again until he remembers. If you overload your child with information, he will develop an aversion to learning.

At an early age, a child develops visual-figurative thinking, and only then - abstract-logical. This means that it is useless to draw letters on paper or a board. So you can't learn them. For him, it will be just a set of dashes.

The child needs a visual association. For example, if you are learning the sound "a", you can show him a picture of a watermelon or any other item that starts with that letter. Stock up in advance with soft cubes with letters, bright cards, coloring books, beautiful colored primers.

Do not learn letters in alphabetical order. It is better to start learning with vowel sounds. The letters that are most often found in speech are studied first, then you can move on to rarer ones.

How to learn vowels?

First, explain to your child that all words are made of sounds, just as houses are made of bricks. The more sounds in a word, the longer it is. After that, you can proceed to the study of sounds.

Start with "a" . You can show the baby pictures that show objects whose names begin with this letter. Draw with him the mouth that makes this sound, note how we open it wide. Let him try to name the words that begin with this letter. Do not overload the child: 1 lesson - 1 letter.

Try to consolidate the acquired knowledge. So you go to the kindergarten, you saw a pharmacy, let the kid try to find the letter that you studied. Bought a children's magazine, see if the title has the letter "a" . You can mold a letter from plasticine or dough, cut it out of paper. You can lay it out of sticks or sand.

It will be much easier for you to captivate your baby if you always have blocks with letters, bright books, cards at hand. You can sing a song about a letter or listen to a funny verse.

So, study all the vowels one by one. At the end, you can explain that the sounds that you have already learned are called vowels. These are sounds that can be sung. Try to sing together "a-a-a" or "u-u-u" .

Remember that we have 6 vowels ( a , o , y , e , s , and ) and 10 vowels. The letters i , e , i , i consist of 2 sounds. It is better to postpone the study of the latter for later, because there is no sound "i" , i is a letter consisting of 2 sounds. Do not confuse the child so that later educators and teachers do not have to retrain him.

How to learn consonants?

After you have learned the basic vowels ( a , y , and , o ) you can move on to the consonants. You need to start with the simplest consonants ( b , p , m , n , t , g ). And here again we remember that we are teaching the child sounds, not letters. We know what to say0005 em ", " en ", " be ", but children don't need to know this yet. The child must learn that this is the sound " mm " or the sound " nn ". After the baby learns simple consonants, you can proceed to the study of hissing.

Just like with vowels, knowledge needs to be consolidated. Children may confuse letters. To prevent this from happening, play associations. You can ask the children to think of what this letter looks like. Look for objects on the street that resemble this letter. For example, you walked past the horizontal bar, it is shaped like the letter " p ", or look at the doorway, also resembles " p " in shape. Fold it out of pencils, look for it in store signs.

Alphabet Learning Methods

There are several popular methods for teaching children to read and memorize the letters of the alphabet. You can use them, especially since specialists worked on them. But, no matter what method you work with, it is important to remember that your classes should not resemble lessons at school.

Children at this age should play and get the information they need through games. Therefore, after a short training part, immediately proceed to an interesting, gaming one. Creative activities are also very useful, with the help of which you not only study letters, but also develop the child’s fine motor skills, improve his drawing and coloring skills, and strengthen the ability to use scissors.

Games and game exercises

There are a huge number of game exercises that will help you consolidate knowledge. We will give a few examples.

1. Find words with the right sound . You need to prepare cards that show different objects. The child must choose among them those in which there is a studied sound. First, you can simplify the task: ask him to find words that begin with this letter.

2. Catch the sound . To stretch a little, mother and child walk around the room. Mom calls different words. As soon as the child hears a word with the desired sound, he stops and claps his hands.

3. Think of the word . Ask your child to come up with as many words as possible with a certain sound. You can do this in turn, for example, first the mother calls the word, then the baby.

The task needs to be complicated, that is, the sound can be not only at the beginning of the word, ask him to come up with a word in which this sound will be at the end or in the middle. For example, you are learning the sound "a". First, you select words that begin with this letter - apricot, orange, then those that end in "a" - Moscow, jellyfish or contain the sound "a" in the middle - mosaic, eye.

4. Determine where the sound is hidden. You need to draw a simple word scheme: three squares connected to each other. Each square denotes its own: the beginning of the word, the middle and the end. Put this word scheme in front of the child, give him a chip.

You name different words, and he must show on the diagram where the sound that you pass is located. For example, if you called the word "watermelon" (you can show a picture), the child must put the chip in 1 cell, and if the word "fox" - then in the 3rd cell.

5. Ball game . An adult throws a ball to the child and calls different words. If they have a letter being studied, he catches the ball, if not, then he does not catch it. To begin with, you can use words in which this letter is at the beginning, then complicate the task, that is, it can be in the middle or end.

Author's methods of learning the alphabet

There are several recognized methods of teaching reading, each of which can be devoted to a separate article.

Zaitsev's cubes

The basis of Zaitsev's technique is a game, that is, children just play with cubes (there are 52 cubes of different sizes in the set) and at the same time learn to read without making any effort. These games can be started from 6-12 months old, but up to 2 years old they are used like regular blocks, and children after 2 years old can start making words.

Zaitsev's main unit is a warehouse. It can consist of a consonant and a vowel, or a single letter. The basis of this method is the warehouse principle of reading. In addition to cubes, a large warehouse table is also used.

This technique has many advantages, the main of which is that any child can be taught to read. But there are also disadvantages, for example, over time, children will have to be retrained, because they remember that letters are indicated by one color, and the teacher enters his own colors, for example, red is a vowel. In addition, the child is used to the fact that words are divided into warehouses, and not into syllables. Yes, the benefits are very expensive.

Doman's cards

The neurosurgeon Glen Doman developed his technique for children with CNS disorders, but then it was also used to teach healthy kids. He recommends teaching children to read not by letter, but by words, since letters mean nothing to him, and words have real designations.

For this, whole words are written on the cards in large print (at least 7-10 cm), for example, “mother” or “dad”, which must be quickly shown to the child, voicing each word. With the help of this method, even a small child can be taught to read. Training is necessarily carried out at an early age; after 5 years, the Glenn Doman method no longer works.

Olga Soboleva's Methodology

The principle of this training is based on the "two-hemispheric" work of the brain. The teacher tries to use the dominant type of memory, that is, the material is divided into 3 groups: for kinesthetics, visuals and auditory.

Many of its techniques are also used by ordinary teachers when teaching traditional methods to make it more interesting for children to study. Well suited for creative children and parents, it is not recommended for families where logic and structure come first.

Polyakov's method

Its author came up with 7 steps of learning to read, 70 lessons in total. Each lesson is detailed. They are held in the form of a game, take no more than 10 minutes. Stages 1 and 2 are the study of letters, warehouses, reading in warehouses.

Sergei Nikolaevich Polyakov himself, unfortunately, is no longer alive, but his work was continued by his son, as well as teachers who practice this method. If you wish, you can purchase books that describe in detail how to conduct classes, as well as video files with examples of classes.

Creative exercises

To reinforce the acquired knowledge, it is useful to conduct creative activities. For example, you can make a beautiful alphabet together. We studied the letter - cut it out of cardboard. It is better to choose a dense material. If it is difficult for the baby, you can help him, and the child will decorate - attach beads, groats, sequins, beautiful fabric, etc. to it.

When you have collected the entire alphabet, you can decorate the children's room with it by connecting the letters into garlands, or hang it on the Christmas tree instead of toys. You can cut out paper blanks for letters, and the child must fold the whole letter from these parts.

Preschoolers love to draw and color. You can buy coloring books with letters, he will color them and remember what kind of letter it is. Or ask him to draw with felt-tip pens on paper, with chalk on a blackboard what you have already studied. But at this age, children should not be taught writing, this should be done by teachers in elementary school. The only thing you can teach your baby is to write in block letters.

If you are baking pies, ask your child to make familiar letters out of the dough.

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