I dont recommend using the song. All it does is teaches them a song..no different than teaching them twinkle twinkle little star. Learning the ABC's is letter recognition and sound recognition.
When I taught preschool we used big flashcards...but we didnt do them in ABC order. All that does is teach them that E always comes after D...Q always comes before R, etc. It doesnt teach them what the letter actually is or what sound it makes. We dont read in ABC order so there's no reason to teach them in ABC order.
Use flash cards, upper and lowercase. With each letter, emphasize the sound it makes. Mix them up...make a game out of it. Once they start recognizing them by sight and the sound, do things like..."What is something in the room that starts with this letter?" (for example...the letter P...and they go put the card on a Pillow) Have them name as many things as they can that start with a certain letter, etc.
Oh and please dont think there is something wrong with singing the ABC song...there isnt. But it doesnt really teach them the letters. It's just memorizing a song...like any other song. We'd have parents time and time again tell us "They know their ABCs". No...they don't...they know a song. lol
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Quoting Junesmommy18:My DD knew her ABC's at 2. Why has it taken a 4 year old this long?
Quoting brettsmomma:I suggest a song. this was my sons fav. He is currently dancing and singing to it and he is 4 and a half. :)
I suggest a song. this was my sons fav. He is currently dancing and singing to it and he is 4 and a half. :)
Sing it often with them and show them on cards also.Sing when you're in the card if hubby is driving show him the cards at the same time I started my dd when she was like 1.5
we had the Leap frog abc magnet thing. it would sing not only the alphabet but the letter sounds as well.
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