Place emphasis on recognizing the letters of the alphabet as well as the letters that are in your child’s name. When entering kindergarten, children who know their letters are at an advantage when learning to read. Some fun activities to do with your child are noted below:
Sing the ABC song.
A great activity to familiarize your child with the letters of the alphabet.
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 and Z.
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time won’t you sing with me.
Using the upper and lower case letters noted below, cut apart the rows and then glue or tape the strips together to form one row beginning with Aa and ending with Zz. While singing the alphabet song, point to each letter.
Make “alphabet soup.”
Cut-out the upper and lower case letters and put them into a bowl. Using a spoon, scoop out a letter and have your child identify it. Another great idea is to play alphabet soup with just your child’s first or last name.
Play with your child’s and other family member’s name.
Use sentence strips to practice writing names.Have your child write the names of everyone in their family. Ask the questions:
- Who has the longest name?
- How many letters are in that name?
- Who has the shortest name?
- How many letters are in their name?
Upper and Lower Case Letters
Click here for a PDF file containing the letters of the alphabet.