Let’s learn our ABCs! It’s not always easy to focus and keep interest on that beginning step that ushers children into reading, but learning the ABCs is a foundation for kids in literacy so any kind of tool to help with this important step is a crucial part of the reading puzzle.
Introducing kids to the ABCs at a really young age is an important early skill to build. Little kids don’t have to worry about memorizing right off the bat but just become familiar with all of the important symbols that will shape their life of literacy.
Learning the alphabet doesn’t have to be a chore, and the more fun, the easier it is for kids to retain the letters. Singing the alphabet, reading ABC books, using flashcards and even reciting ABC poetry are ways to keep kids entertained and interested while building a strong familiarity with the symbols that make up our alphabet.
On Rainy Day Poems we have an entire section devoted to ABC learning, from current breakthroughs to useful news and research. There are sections of games, ABC nursery rhymes, poetry and even useful books.
In the book Planting ABCs in a Garden of memory, rhythm, rhyme, and repetition along with funny images set in a memorable garden are all used to help children remember their alphabet symbols. ABC games are at the end of the book to keep an on-going engagement with learning that maintains an element of interest in the repetitive process. The games section on Rainy Day Poems goes hand and hand with this book.
Poetry opens the mind to new learning through vibrant verbal images but also through rhythm and rhyme. Reading to children not only builds literacy and creates quality time with kids but it’s also a chance to help prepare kids for the coming years of school. The section of ABC Poems for Kids has alphabet poems that will help children memorize the letters. Reading a mix of poetry a day and then adding in one of the ABC poems can be a great tool for a young child beginning their Learn-to-Read journey.
- 7/10/2015 - Philadelphia Public School Notebook
- Teaching kids to read is much harder than you think - A child literacy expert explains why teaching reading is such a challenge. - Click Here to Read
- 7/10/2015 - PC Advisor
- Best phonics, literacy apps for kids - English, reading, writing, spelling apps on iPhone, iPad and Android - The best phonics, literacy, spelling apps reviewed for kids learning to read and write. - Click Here to Read
- Developing Early Literacy Skills: A Meta-Analysis of Alphabet Learning and Instruction
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- Fostering Alphabet Knowledge Development: A Comparison of Two Instructional Approaches.
Preschool-aged children (n = 58) were randomly assigned to receive small
group instruction in letter names and/or sounds or numbers (treated
control). Alphabet instruction followed one of two approaches currently
utilized in early childhood classrooms: combined letter name and sound
instruction or letter sound only instruction. Thirty-four 15 minute
lessons were provided, with children pre- and post-tested on alphabet,
phonological awareness, letter-word identification, emergent reading,
and developmental spelling measures. Results suggest benefits of
combined letter name and sound instruction in promoting children's
letter sound acquisition. Benefits did not generalize to other emergent
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Planting ABC in a Garden of Memory – August 1, 2015
Walk with Sami and Thomas through a beautiful garden filled with letters, animals, objects and insects that will help your child memorize the alphabet and begin spatial learning. With a simple rhyme, funny images, and a set location learning the alphabet will come naturally as kids strengthen their ability to remember each letter in their memory garden.
Have fun planting your ABCs in a garden of memory!
Eric Carle's ABC (The World of Eric Carle) Hardcover – May 31, 2007
A. B. C. D. Unfold the full-page flaps to reveal an ant, bear, camel, and duck! Eric Carle’s illustrated alphabet and animals make learning your ABCs as easy as . . . well, A, B, C!
With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.
The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now available as a Classic Board Book!
A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”