Are you wondering how to teach the alphabet to totschoolers and preschoolers? Or just looking for hands on alphabet activities for kids? Well then you have landed on the right page!
Here at Fun with Mama we believe in tapping into your child’s natural interest of language and the alphabet to learn through play! Below you will find hundreds of ideas to engage your kids through hands on exploration that will teach them the foundation of their alphabet knowledge!
What Does a Preschooler Need to Know About the Alphabet Before Kindergarten?
- Recite/Sing the Alphabet Song
- Indentify Upper Case Letters
- Indentify Lower Case Letters
- Match Uppercase Letters to Lower Case Letters
- Identify Letter Sounds
- Trace Letters
- Write Some Alphabet Letters
How to Teach Alphabet Activities
- Read, Read, and Read Some More! Reading to your child teaches them to get excited about books. This interest in books will be the perfect foundation for their pre-reading skills.
- Notice Print in the world around you. Traffic Signs, Cereal Boxes, and everywhere else – call it to your child’s attention whenever you can to help them see how print is used.
- Start with the Letters in Your Child’s Name. The most personalized and meaningful letters a child can learn are the ones that spell their own name.
- Play Letter by Letter Letter of the week is an easy and fantastic way to maintain structure while exploring the alphabet. If you are needing inspiration make sure to check out our Letter of the Week curriculum!
- Be Flexible Every child is going to pick up different concepts at different paces. Go at your child’s pace and adapt your lesson plans as needed.
- Have Fun! Kids this age learn the best through play and you know your child the best. Pick activities that you know they will love and play!
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Hands On Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers
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These Diving for Letters mats can be used to help children learn to recognize the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet as well as
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Alphabet Letter Crafts
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Letter of the Week Activities
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