How to teach your kids the Alphabet
Anyone who has kids or has taught them will tell you how difficult it can be to get them to focus on anything for extended periods of time, especially if it’s anything educational. However, parents can actually teach preschoolers to learn alphabet in an easy way with this step-by-step method below:
What Is Letter Recognition?
Letter recognition—also known as alphabet recognition—is the ability to:
- distinguish between the 26 letters of the alphabet
- say the letter name
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If your child already knows “The Alphabet Song,” that is a great start! But there is more to letter recognition than being able to sing the ABCs. Developmentally, it will be easier for your child to learn capital letters first. That’s because the visual form of the capital letters is more distinct. Take a look at this row of capital letters:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The only letters that could be flipped and mistaken for another letter are M/W.
Now take a look at this row of lowercase letters:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Now be careful, with the lowercase letters, there are several pairs of letters that could be flipped.
- b/d (flip on the vertical axis)
- b/p (flip on the horizontal axis)
- d/p (flip on the horizontal and vertical axis)
- p/q (flip on the vertical axis)
- n/u (flip on the horizontal and vertical axis)
So that’s why starting with the uppercase letters would be easier for kids.
Let’s take this to a harder level! After learning this alphabet, parents can teach your toddlers the vocabulary that is associated with these letters.
There you are! Now your kids can comfortably recognize and say each and every letter in the alphabet.