You can teach your preschool child the alphabet very easily. It is not a hard thing to do it just takes some time. Like most preschool children your child will not learn all in one day or even a week. However it is possibly for your preschool child to learn the entire alphabet in two months or even one. This article will show you a step by step procedure that is not only effective but is most likely the best way to teach a preschool child the alphabet.
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Write in a notebook with a pen a letter. Begin with the first letter of the child’s name. For instance if the preschool child’s name is David, then in front of the child write the letter D and say to the child “D”. By writing the letter in front of the child he will be able to see the correct way of writing. So you are actually teaching him the letter and a bit of writing. It will be easier for the preschool child when he actually begins to learn to write himself.
Say to the preschool child “say D”. The child will repeat the name of the letter. Praise the child for repeating the name of the letter. Say to the preschool child again, “say D”. Listen while he repeats the name of the letter. Again give him praise for saying the letter. You may want to repeat this step two or three times.
Write the next letter in the child’s name and say the name of it to the child. Have the child repeat it back to you. Before you teach a new letter to the preschool child go over the previous letters. First point to each one saying their names and then again point to them and have him repeat them to you. If he gets stuck say it for him and then continue. Repeat it two or three times.
Continue with all the letters of his first name and then on to his last name. When you are finished with all the letters in the preschool child’s first and last name continue with the rest of the alphabet until you have taught all the letters of the alphabet to the preschool child.
Sing the ABC song when the preschool child is all done and point to each letter as you do. The child will like this and will love to know his ABC’s. Also show others such as family members how the preschool child has accomplished knowing his alphabet characters. This will help boost his self esteem in learning.
Tips and warnings
- • Use upper case letters only you can introduce lower case letters later
- • If the preschool child gets tired do not continue. You do not want him to hate learning.
- • Continue to review the entire alphabet with the preschool child at least twice a week.
- * Do not teach more than one letter a day.
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