my daughter is learning how to reconize her abc's and weve used flash cards does anyone have an idea on how to make it more fun or easier to remember?

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Mary - posted on 02/12/2009

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If you want a free interactive way to learn the ABCs and their sounds try starfall.com, click on the ABC link for letters and their sounds. This site is for PreK to 1st or 2nd grade. Both my preKer and Kindergartener love this site.

Heather - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son learned an ABC son in school that he just loves to come home & sing ALL the time (he's 5yrs & in kindergaten). My daughter (she's 3yrs & in preschool) has started singing it also. Im not positive on the words but I know how it begins...."A A Andy Apple (then you make the short a vowel sound) a a a...." & it goes through the entire ABC's like that. If you would like me to I can have my son sing it for me & I can send you the entire ABC song to you in a message....Let me know??



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Brooke - posted on 02/10/2009

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Here's an idea for you. Make a small (4x6) photo book using your child's photos, which incorporate letters of the alphabet. Ex: S is for... Slide - Use a picture of her sitting on the slide at the park and place an S sticker on it. It's a fun, personal way to learn the abc's! I would also recommend the Leapfrog DVD's... The Letter Factory, The Talking Word Factory, etc. They are GREAT!!!

Rebecca - posted on 02/10/2009

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o, yes, the school actually 'prescribes' collages for holiday homework for the older one, as well as every week doing show and tell based on a specific letter for the alphabet (they even do this with the toddlers -- although then it's in a two week cycle...)

Rebecca - posted on 02/10/2009

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we play 'i spy', have a felt board with letters -- it's really tactile and you get them to trace the shape with their fingers. we also have alphabet fridge magnets (which are unfortunately all capital letters -- can't seem to find ones with small letters). i also get my five year old to pick letters out when reading, so she knows them all, so now i am getting her to pick out words, based on what the word starts with...

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DeEda - posted on 02/12/2009

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We have done reading with our kids since they were babies, we always get an ABC book among others at the Library, have then choose books and then you can ask what letter it is in any book that they might enjoy too! We also play as we are driving or walking we are always looking for letters on the route!

Amanda - posted on 02/12/2009

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I used the bathtub and I would have my son tell my the letters when he picked them. Magnetic letters on the fridge. I also liked the leapfrog fridge phonics. My 5 year old loved it when he was yonger now my 2 year old enjoys it.

I'd also recomend just read to your child learning letters is important but so is learning about stories.

Jessica - posted on 02/12/2009

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I bought alphabet letters for the bath tub. My son knew all of his letters at age 3. He would get in the tub and I would let them float all around him and then ask him to find a certain letter. He loved looking through bubbles for the letters and I also taught him how to spell certain words with them.

Rebecca - posted on 02/11/2009

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my daughter sings a song for the alphabet also -- she knew the song, before she really knew what it meant -- the words are

ABCDEFG
HIJK
LMNOP
QRS
TUV
W
X
Y and Z
now I know my ABCs
come along and play with me.

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Angie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Angie:

my daughter is learning how to reconize her abc's and weve used flash cards does anyone have an idea on how to make it more fun or easier to remember?




Thank you all for helping me out. These all sound like great ideas and i appreciate u taking time out to help Your all very much apprecitated!!!!

Mary - posted on 02/10/2009

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Take a road trip around town! Someone else drives while you and she sit in the back seat. You use the store signs, street signs, billboards and so on to find the letters. When she gets where she knows a few letters pretty well, make it a competition. "I bet I can find 5 e's before you do". That's how 3 of my kids learned their letters, and we still have competitions when we go on trips.

Sandra - posted on 02/10/2009

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There is this great dvd by Leapfrog it's called The Letter Factory! It is learning letters through this catchy song. It really sticks and kids want to watch it over and over again. You'll find yourself singing it too. Leapfrog also makes this alphabet fridge alphabet game. You can press the individual letters and it says the names and sounds.

Darlene - posted on 02/10/2009

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Incorporate the ABC's into her play time. Play and sing alphabet songs and pames, make ABC shaped cookies or soft pretzels, sponge paint with ABC sponges, Alphabits cereal & soup. Do a letter hunt at home, or grocery store, Read books about the alphabet-try Chicka chicka boom boom, Make a collage of different letters from magazines.... If you google Preschool alphabet activities, you willfind a ton of ideas! Hope this helps!

Angie - posted on 02/10/2009

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I used to have my kids look through books with me and point out letter to me. This taught them to track from left to right to get them ready for reading and they gradually learned letter sounds as well.

Cathi - posted on 02/10/2009

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Get to decks of cards and have her play "go fish " They learn their abc, numbers, etc. I just started to do this with my 4 yr old. He loves it.

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