Saturday, May 21, 2011

Learning The Alphabet

"Most children begin recognizing some letters between the ages of 2 and 3 and can identify most letters between 4 and 5. This means that you can start teaching your child the alphabet when he's around 2 — but don't expect full mastery for some time."
Jude's playing with magnetic letters has become a learning experience for me, too!  First he figured out they can stick, followed by the discovery that some letters match, and I believe he's now trying to figure out how to line them up to make patterns.  Learning the letters will come, there's just so many other things that this toddler needs to explore first!   
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. Have any good tips on teaching the ABC's?
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Should I Teach the Alphabet before Kindergarden 


  1. Charlie loves his foam letters. They are meant for the bath, but he plays with them all day. They are large enough for a pre-toddler to handle and extremely sturdy - even when bitten(they are non-toxic)! Since they can be manipulated, they serve as a tactile way to gain familiarity with the letter forms.
    I believe they are made by Munchkins.

  2. Thanks for sharing! Foam letters sound like a great way to help little ones learn their alphabet. I'll be buying a set this weekend!