- 1 printed cardstock alphabet guide
- 1 set of upper and lowercase alphabet letters
- 1 set of picture puzzle pieces
- Have children match the capital letters with the lowercase letters (you can start with just a few of the letters at a time)
- Have children match the picture pieces to make the picture
- Have children match the pictures with the letter of the alphabet.
Other ideas for learning the Alphabet:
- Have children find items in the room that start with the different letters of the Alphabet.
- Have a "letter party" - choose a "letter of the day" and do activities and eat foods that start with that letter. (For example, B: you could Bake Bread, make Butter, play with Balloons, eat Beans & Brats, etc.)
|picture puzzle pieces (correspond to a letter of the alphabet)|
|Jillian, 20 months old|
Jillian doesn't understand the alphabet yet, but liked looking at the cards and holding them in her hands. She matched the pieces on her own terms. I think if I pick out pictures of things she recognizes out of the picture puzzle pieces, she'd be able to pair them together.