I love pulling printables out for a quick and easy activity.I’m always advocating for hands-on learning, but sometimes it’s nice to do a few paper activities.Start singing to them as a baby and as they get older, have them start singing along (which they probably will do naturally! My kids LOVE this CD by Discovery Toys that has a song about alphabet letters and the sounds they make.
Multisensory instruction can also help children become more invested in the classroom.
Results of a study by Molenda and Bhavangri (2009) stated that students become emotionally involved in multi-sensory activities in the classroom.
These letters provide a tactile and visual way to help children learn the alphabet. So each time they trace the letter, say the phonetic sound. Ask your child to follow simple directions with the letters.
In the Montessori method, you teach letters to a child in the 3-period lesson. For example, please pick up the /m/ and set it by the window.
It has an important role in brain development, is necessary alongside technology in the classroom, and promotes success in other academic subjects.
Handwriting provides children with the opportunity to create internal models for the symbol system necessary to succeed in academic disciplines (Dinehart 2013).You can also trace a letter on any surface and have your child guess what it is. You can even trace the letter on your child’s hand and have her guess it and ask her to trace a letter on yours and have you guess it.Research demonstrates that having children attempt to write/draw letters from memory is an effective strategy when trying to teach or trying to improve letter formation. Stencil – Write the letters/numbers in stencils to naturally practice correct formation 3.While some kids learn letters very quickly, others need more repetition and time to learn letters.Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to teach the alphabet to little ones. Sing Songs Singing the alphabet song to your child introduces the letters to them in a fun way.Research shows that using arrow cues are an effective strategy when working with children on correct letter formation.Here is an example of a worksheet with arrow cues that you can download for you use.My favorite ones are Didax Sandpaper Tracing Letters or School Supply Tactile Letters Kit.This is a perfect pre-writing activity because children use their finger to trace the sandpaper letters.A standard expectation in education is that young students learn how to write legible well-formed letters.Research shows that handwriting is a foundational skill that can influence students’ reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking (Saperstein Associates 2012).