What do you use to teach your kids their ABCs?

PR - posted on 04/21/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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What do you use to teach your kids their ABCs?

The ABC song 62% (20 votes)

Flashcards 25% (8 votes)

Mobile app on smartphone/tablet 3% (1 vote)

Videos/TV 3% (1 vote)

Haven't started teaching that yet 6% (2 votes)

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Joy - posted on 04/24/2012

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We also use books. As far as the ABCs go, she wants to learn them but doesn't like to wash her hands so we sing the ABCs as she's washing her hands to make the hand washing more fun for her. She loves music/songs.

Lacey - posted on 04/23/2012

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Hmmm, this may sound bad but I'll say it anyways. My 3 yr old learned all her letters and numbers from watching Sesame Street DVDs. She knows them all by sight and sound and can count to 25. She learned to write the alphabet using my iPad but know she has trouble trying to write them with a pen because shes been using her fingers instead of a pen. But overall she's very smart I think ;) and to that I say Thank You Elmo!

Kkrjrpleggett - posted on 04/22/2012

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As I sing the song, I use ASL and sign the letters to him. I spell words constantly to little ditties I make up. "Peas and Carrots, P e a s a n d c a r r o t s that's how we spell Peas and Carrots" I the break it down further, "P e a s is how we spell peas!" etc, during dinner time. I read to him a lot and show him the words as I say them. He also has am Alphabet Train that sings the ABCs and has a light display that shows the letters, it also does 1-10. I just got him an ABC textures book and a leap frog alphabet story. He is 11months, so the new book and toy are for his birthday.

Ivy - posted on 04/21/2012

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I use foam bath letters help, flash cards or books, singing the abc song, and the leap frog phonetics alphabet learning toy. She also likes Peppa Pig and Dora's alaphabet videos from the tv. My daughter could recognise all of the alphabet around 18 months or younger. When she was 18 months, I bought the capital letter so she had both the upper and lower case letters. It didn't take her long to recognise it.



She is 3 now and she can sing most of the song now. Sometimes she singing it all the way through. I also now have the alphabet tracing game on the iPhone and iPad. She loves tracing the letters all the way through and getting to the end to the fireworks bit. If you have an iPad, I really recommend finding education games on there. Some of them are really worth having. If you don't, the computer works just as well. My daughter loves using my laptop. Her grandparents bought her first child's laptop that does the alphabet. I recommend that from 1 to 3. If your child is very near 3 and quite advance, they may lose interest in it after a month like with my daughter.



She still loves her foam bath letters, her leap frog phonetics machine, characters doing the alphabet and her alphabet books. Basically the items I thought her with when she was a baby. It is never work if you make it fun and don't pressure your child to learn or "get it right."

Brittney - posted on 04/21/2012

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I don't have an iTunes (or whatever that is ) I have a cd player and a radio! We just got internet a few months back and I'm just amazed by it!

PR - posted on 04/21/2012

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It's in the iTunes app store...don't worry...took me a while to get the tech lingo down!

PR - posted on 04/21/2012

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I'd say that sounds pretty good for 18 months too! One thing my kids loved was an app we found (SmartyMinds Little Ones Suite). It helped them to learn the alphabet but they also learned a ton of words from it that I never would have guessed they would remember. Your daughter might like it too.

Brittney - posted on 04/21/2012

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I got some flashcards and used those until I made some of my own with more words she can say (to relate them to), I also sing the ABC song with her (she cannot sing along yet), she has cookie cutters with the letters on them, I point out letters while were out and about. She knows and can say ABCDE, she also has toys that sing the ABC song and points out letters and how to say them. (thats how she learned R). I think for being 18 months, she is doing good.

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