Jenn - posted on 05/14/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
I Have a four year old son, Cody, who is going to be starting kindergarten in September. He is younger then most kids who will be in his class as he just turned four last November. I brought him in for an assessment a few weeks ago and the teacher told me that he did great in all areas except one: His ABC's. When it comes to the alphabet he basically has no clue. He cant name letter by looking at them and cant say his full ABC's. Now he is very intelligent and has excellent verbal skills and speaks very well, this is the only area that he needs to improve. I don't want him to struggle in kindergarten because of this so any tips or techniques to help teach your child the ABC's, letter recognition and the letter sounds that have worked for other parents would be greatly appreciated. Also any websites or other resources that can help me would be greatly appreciated. He has never attended preschool and while i have attempted to practice his ABC's he gets bored very quickly and couldn't care less. I have ABC flash cards, an alphabet book as well as fridge magnets and exercise books to practice writing them but none of the seem to hold his interest very long even when i try to make a game of it or make it fun. Any advice, tips, sites, resources, etc please. He starts school in September so that is four mths away, my goal is to teach him by then which i think is doable, i just need some ideas on different methods so i can see which one works best for my child. Thanks in advance!!