How can I help my son learn his ABC'S without pressuring him.

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My son just turned five and goes to kindergarten next year. He has some speech delays so we have been taking it slow but I feel like he's playing it to the fullest. He is a smart kid and I don't want to push too hard but I also don't want him to be on track for school. Any suggestions or fun ways to teach ABCs will be helpful.

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Vicki - posted on 03/23/2009

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I am preschool teacher and my advice is to talk about everything around him. The McDonalds sign, Subway, Wal-mart and definatly his name maybe yours. Just a couple at a time. Also please try not to just focus on what it looks like and the name but also the way it sounds... emphasize the sounds and maybe try to think of other words with that sound.ex... WWWWWalmart, wwwatch, wwwind, wwwweasels. Their brain is like a web - you want to connect new info to other things they already know

Tiffany - posted on 03/23/2009

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We sing the abc song, and we have those letters on the fridge, leap frog fridge phonics, I think its like 10 or 15 bucks at walmart, we also sing the days of the week and always count something or sing the numbers.

User - posted on 03/23/2009

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I ask my girls when they were young and we were in the car to find me license plate with the letter A at least five (5) of them, then B etc....it was fun and they like it.  just hope it helps

Kirsty - posted on 03/23/2009

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by singing the abcd song for fun they soon pick it up and learn it. or get a letter freeze to display in his room and say find the letter a etc hope it helps.

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Elena - posted on 03/26/2009

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i dont know if this will help, but with my son we tried reading and giving him letters to arrange, books to color and even let him watched a lot of educational shows (we have a nick channel called Noggin' which is all pre-school shows 24 hrs). we tried making it fun, sort of a game - you know - it was fun time with mommy or color time with daddy (and yea they will fight over crayons too...lol)
He started Pre-K back in September (he was 2 yrs 9 months), and i was totally amazed when his teacher started telling me how he will recognize letters and numbers correctly - i was even more amazed at how easily he picked up writing. Kids this age are like sponges - if you teach them - they learn and once they get that learning bug...they want to know more and more.

Rikki - posted on 03/25/2009

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I dont know if this is too young for him but my son has a magnet on the fridge that he can put different letters in it, (I think it is made by Leap Frog.) You can also make words with it, He is only 2 but he does know the ABC song because of it.

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I always sang the ABC's during bath time, used ABC puzzles, and the LeapFrog ABC fridge phonics is great for the kids.  Also, reading to your child often opens up a door of possibilities.  There are some great dvd's out there too :) 



All children learn at different paces...you mentioned a speech delay, so maybe writing letters would be more fun for him for starters, or a foam puzzle, etc. 



My youngest starts school early in September, she will only be 3 as she won't turn 4 until November...she organizes her name with the fridge letters, can tell you how to spell it verbally and is surprising us by writing her name already in capital letters.  But the more I ask her to do it now (because I found it amazing, my other 2 did not learn all that so soon!) the less she wants to do it - so be careful how much pressure you put on your little guy to perform. 



Keep it fun :))

Mirtha - posted on 03/23/2009

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I recommend the Meet the Alphabet DVD which is from the Preschool Company. My twins love it and learned the Alphabet within weeks of purchase. They specially like the ABC song feature. I highly highly recommend it. You can go to amazon. com and purchase it. It is cheaper than buying it directly from the company.

Louise - posted on 03/23/2009

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my son is four in 2 months and we both sing the abcd song during breakfast before he goes nursery, also you could get those pin up sheets with the alphabet on it so he can look and remember, when he is at home,

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