Research has found that letter knowledge is by far the strongest predictor of first year reading achievement. In fact, letter naming knowledge is more strongly related to children’s reading achievement than even phonics knowledge!
Therefore, teaching your child the alphabet may be the MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do to help your child become a successful reader!
But where should you begin?
Have you ever wondered:
- What should my child know about letters at different ages?
- Do I teach letter names or letter sounds first?
- Do I teach uppercase letters or lowercase letters first?
- In what order should I teach the letters?
- How many letters should I introduce at one time?
- What letter style should I teach first: print, D’Nealian, or cursive?
- How do I teach letters that make more than one sound?
Inside this book, you’ll find answers to all these questions, plus so much more!
Who this book is for
This book is for parents, teachers, and caregivers working with children ages 2+ who are learning to identify letter shapes, names, and sounds as well as to write letters and match uppercase and lowercase letters.
What you will find inside this book
This book includes the tools you need to support a child’s letter learning progress from toddlerhood through early elementary school, including:
- 101 fun, creative, multi-sensory, and developmentally appropriate activities for helping children learn letter shapes, letter names, letter sounds, how to write letters, and how to match uppercase and lowercase letters
- More than 800 pages of printable alphabet materials to accompany the activities in the book
- “How to” ideas for making letter learning fun, multi-sensory, and relevant to your child
- Practical tips for helping children with common alphabet challenges, such as
- Developing the proper pencil grip
- Writing letters with the proper strokes
- Reversing letters such as b and d
101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet makes teaching letters both easy and fun!
What people are saying about 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet
“This ebook was exactly what I was looking for! It has a variety of ideas and tons of printables to keep my child interested without repeating things too often. I also love that everything is explained and found the forward invaluable. As a parent who homeschools the internet is often VERY confusing for information on what I should be using to teach my kids. Great resource that will keep giving on many levels.” – N.R.
“For parents and teachers who want a research-based introduction to teaching the alphabet, plus a huge treasure chest full of fun, developmentally appropriate activities, this is the book to get. I love that it’s organized by skill (letter recognition, letter sounds, etc.) and that each activity begins with bullet points summarizing the exact skills and interests that will be covered.” – H.H.