Learning the alphabet occurs gradually, it typically begins in preschool when a child learns the alphabet song and concludes in the latter elementary years when a child masters cursive and knowledge of all the letter-sound relationships. Learning the alphabet can be a complex process and typically takes a few years to complete. Every child progresses [...]
Letters of the Alphabet
Learning the alphabet consists of several milestones. It typically begins with learning the ABC song; a child must learn the names of all 26 letters. The next step is to match the name with the shape; this involves identifying upper- and lower-case letters, different print styles (“a” and “g”) and eventually cursive script. Finally, a child must learn that each letter represents a sound.
|Letter A||Letter B||Letter C||Letter D||Letter E||Letter F||Letter G|
|Letter H||Letter I||Letter J||Letter K||Letter l||Letter M||Letter N|
|Letter O||Letter P||Letter Q||Letter R||Letter S||Letter T||Letter U|
|Letter V||Letter W||Letter X||Letter Y||Letter Z|
We created free worksheets to help your child learn the letters of the alphabet. Our database contains over 150 alphabet worksheets that assist a child in learning the name, shape and most common sound for each letter. Ideally, letters should be formed from top to bottom and left to right with a continuous stroke when possible. Encourage your child or student to say each letters name and most common sound. We also created over 50 alphabet coloring pages and provide a list of letter activities that assist a child in learning the letters.
Free Printable Alphabet Flash Cards
Pictures and keywords help a child remember the name and common sound of a letter. To ensure that the letters on each card are facing the same direction, cut off a corner, e.g, the upper right-hand corner.
Use the above flashcards to help your child or student connect the letter name, shape/form and consonant or short vowel sounds. With these cards, perform the following:
- As you hold the card, tell your child the name and sound of each letter, e.g. this is the letter “Dd” and it makes the /d/ sound. If possible, link it to an object or picture, e.g. dog or dad.
- Show your child the card; let your child identify both the name and sound of the letter.
- Have your child write the letter while saying the consonant or short vowel sound. As always try to keep if fun, so try to use nontraditional writing methods, e.g. chalk, sand, salt or cool whip.
Understanding that letters represent sounds, which form words is essential when learning to read, e.g., the word cat has three sounds (/c/, /a/ and /t/).
Learning the alphabet typically occurs in steps, beginning with knowing the letter names. It typically begins with learning the ABC song, followed by identifying upper- and lower-case letters as well as different print styles (“a” and “g”). Lastly, a child must learn that each letter represents a sound. A child must learn each letter's most [...]
Alphabet coloring pages and alphabet worksheets are fun activities that assist your child in learning the name, shape and common sound for the letters of the alphabet. By the end of kindergarten, most children know the names of all the letters of the alphabet and can match both upper- and lowercase letters as well as [...]
Learning the alphabet occurs over time; a child must learn each letter’s name, shape (upper- and lowercase letters) and common sound. This typically occurs in stages, beginning with a toddler singing the alphabet song. Music helps children remember things so it should come as no surprise that most children learn each letter's name using a [...]
We compiled a list of our top ten alphabet activities that help a child learn each letter's name, shape and common sound. Learning the alphabet can be complex. It typically occurs in stages and begins with a toddler singing the ABC song. A child then must match the name with the shape and learn each [...]
We created free worksheets to help your child learn the letters of the alphabet. We created over 150 alphabet worksheets. In addition, we created over 50 alphabet coloring pages. Please use our search feature to narrow your results. Search Tip: Use quotation marks around a letter, e.g., if you are looking for letter H worksheets, [...]