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Can anyone tell me how to teach my preschooler the abc's and the numbers?

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Asked by vania_jmz at 4:20 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • flashcards

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:22 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Flashcards are great and praise is a motivator.

    Answer by older at 4:23 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • flashcards, website called starfall, learning books, videos, my girls liked the little people cds with songs like abc songs, leapster or even vsmile are good as well. games like dora abc, bobble.

    Answer by momindiana at 4:27 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • i make everything a game. everything that has to do with colors or numbers i try to make it a learning experience. we count up the stairs or when we are at the supermarket we pick out the yello fruit or the red fruit. ect. at home she has the leaffrog and a book to show her colors and i have puzzzle with numbers and she also has a numbers placemat.

    Answer by lambdarose at 5:10 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Make it fun and games

    For example.... I taught my nephew to count by counting any dead snails, worms and slugs along the path during winter.

    Answer by Misery_Stitches at 6:35 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • Well dont get ur baby can read lol thats a waste.. We did the same thing counting stairs up and down every single time we went up them .. the colors she really learned from dora .. weird but she loves it.. and her ABC's she learned alot from magnets we put on the fridge also a show called Super Why.. they are all about letters and making words.. gosh she watched it one day and can say her abc's and can point every letter out..

    Answer by Madilous08 at 10:20 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Don't drill. Don't do worksheets. Preschoolers learn best when things are fun and interactive. If you get flashcards use them in a game. Create Bingo game cards or something and use the flashcards for that. Get two packs and play go fish with them.

    Starfall is a great, fun web site. So are games on,, etc. Read books together - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Chicka Chicka 1-2-3 are great. Play hide and seek - count LOUDLY. Play games that use numbers - pretend to be a rocket ship taking off and count down (or up) for lift-off. Go for a walk and hold a number or letter scavenger hunt together. Get big foam bath letters and play hide and seek with them in the bubbles (Can you find the letter M? Let's look.) Draw or create and help label the finished piece - say the letters as you write them out. At the supermarket give a shopping list with pictures and first letter - picture of milk carton with a big M

    Answer by ldmrmom at 11:36 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • (cont) you can say "Let's find the Milk. Milk starts with the letter M. Can you find the letter M on anything here that looks like a milk carton? We need bananas. Do you see a sign that says Bananas? Banana starts with the letter B. Let's find the letter B."

    This time of year get chalk and go wild on the sideway and driveway. Play hopscotch. Draw out the board and write in the numbers big and bold! Say them as you write them and say them as you hop. Make another board with letters. Draw a picture for each letter. You write the letter and say it. "B. B makes the sound buh. Buh, buh, B. what do you think starts with the letter b? Right! Ball. Can you help me draw a ball?"

    Answer by ldmrmom at 11:40 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • have you tried songs like 1 2 buckle my shoe 3 4 shut the door 5 6 pick up sticks 7 8 lay them strait 9 10 a big fat hen and then there is the alfabet sond ( please dont mind my spelling I have deslexia and its not one of my fortais )

    Answer by kathleen1947 at 8:42 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • A little bit every day, and keep it fun. Also, don't place too much emphasis on "academics" as there is so much more for a preschooler to learn. Preschoolers need to play with sand and water, They need puzzles to develop thinking skills. They need to string beads and do lacing cards to develop fine motor control. They need to play with dolls and puppets to develop social skills and practice adult roles. They need to scribble and cut and paste and paint to develop their innate creativity. But if you want to teach ABCs, you focus on one letter a week. Cut it out of cardboard or paper, or buy a large wooden letter at a craft store. Gather things that start with that sound (baby, bear, ball, block, barrette, battery, band-aid, book, etc, for letter B). Display the letter and items where you and your child can talk about them. Let him make a B out of playdough (he's too young to write). Point out Bs on signs. he'll learn!

    Answer by LoreleiSieja at 10:45 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

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