Make teaching your child to write the alphabet as easy as ABC with this simple, yet effective method...
“A, B, C, D, E, F, G… Now I know my ABCs…”
The Alphabet Song must be one of the most popular songs among kids around the world, and is most probably one of the first songs they learn how to sing.
Teaching your kid how to sing this song is usually quite simple. But are you now at the stage where you are wondering how to teach your kid to WRITE the alphabet?
Learning how to write the alphabet is one of the first steps in your child’s journey of learning. Often what parents do is buy a handwriting/ alphabet workbook and get their child to go through the exercises in it, page by page.
This method works sometimes but, more often than not, the child ends up bored and the parents end up frustrated.
Instead of following the norm, why not think outside the box and make the task of learning how to write the alphabet fun and stimulating for your child?
To help you get started, we bring you a fun, simple and effective way of teaching your kid how to write the alphabet, inspired by mummy blogger Anna Geiger of The Measured Mom!
According to Anna, the best way to teach your kid to write the alphabet is to start off simple, with lots of fun activities, and then gradually increase the challenge.
Getting your child to write pages of letters should be the last thing that he does in this exercise.
So, without further ado, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to teach your kid to write the alphabet:
Write a large block letter on a piece of paper and have your child fill it with objects that start with the sound of the block letter.
For example, A: alphabet stickers; B: buttons; C: cotton balls; D: dominoes; E: eggshells; F: feathers.
Have your child make a letter out of household objects or toys. It’s easier to start with letters with straight lines, such as ‘A’ or ‘L’, before progressing to ‘curvier letters’ such as ‘S’ or ‘C’.
Straight letters can be made out of common household items such as chopsticks, toothpicks (with the pointy tip cut off), Q-tips, blocks, etc.
On the other hand, the items your child can use to make ‘curvy’ letters include cooked spaghetti, playdoh, ribbons, string, shoelaces.
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