We all want our kids to learn ABCD as soon as possible, right? But teaching is not as easy as wanting to teach. But let me tell you, there is no right time to start; you may make the interaction with alphabets an integral part of the daily routine. Try out these creative activities that will help your child learn alphabets and also enjoy doing so.
Making alphabet cookies
Yummy, isn’t it? I do not think there is any child who does not love cookies. You can write letters on every cookie you make with the help of frosting or use cookie cutters to curve out alphabets. It would indeed be fun to ask your child to tell you the letter that he wishes to eat.
Creating an alphabet photo collage
For this, the first thing you need to do is to purchase a disposable camera for your child. Go for an outdoor trip; say to the zoo, park, any picnic spot, or wherever you wish to take your kid. Choose one or two letters, look for pictures described by words that begin with those letters. Once the photos are developed, have your child cut and glue them in the form of a collage. Then they can write or trace out the alphabets representing each collage. Children would readily do this because they love taking pictures.
Playing the ABC game
This is a very easy way to get your child accustomed to alphabets. Play the ABC game whenever you are driving somewhere with your kid. You may ask your kid to search for the letter A on billboards, signs or license plates. Begin with A and then move on to B, C, and so on. Once the entire series is over, you can start playing again.
Making an alphabet book
Involve your kids in making an alphabet book. You can make one using a three-hole punch and construction paper, or go to an educational store and buy one. Assist your child as he takes one letter at a time and makes a page. You can ask him to write the letter or make the entire process more enjoyable by cutting out letters from an old magazine. Take an old coloring book and cut pictures consisting of words which begin with the letter in question.
Singing the alphabet song
Children always love to sing, whether they are good singers or not, and the alphabet song is indeed a great one for them. Once you and your kid wake up from bed, start your day with a couple of songs and do not forget to rope in the ABC song.
Playing the alphabet memory game
To play the game, you can either buy flashcards of alphabets or use construction paper or card stock paper to make your own. Help your kid match capital letters with lower case letters, such as matching ‘A’ with ‘a’. You may even begin with all capital or all lower case letters. Every time the kid is successful in matching the letter, ask him to say what letter it is.