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how to teach your four year old ABCs

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Got any tips? I'm terrible at this.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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by Babushka Blockparty on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:36 AM

My daughter is 3 and already knows them.

You can hang up the letters. I made a felt board.

Definitely teach phonics, not whole-language.

I teach her every day. We sound out words, we read at least 5 books a day, I have her read signs/store fronts.

Do you have Netflix? Check out the Leap Frog series. They have numbers and letters, and the shows about letters introduce the alphabet phonetically.

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notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:37 AM
ABCs should be known by 4.

Sing then together. Buy a Leap Frog fridge phonics set. Buy puzzles. Point things out randomly.
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mandy18192
by Gold Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Hang them on the wall.. Or get the abc magnets on the fridge and ask him periodically what letter it is and this and that. Also sing it! Teach him a new song. You can also buy cd and play them in the car or where ever
fitnessdanielle
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

This is what I was thinking.. I'm stressing out because my four year old can't write her "K" correctly, and she starts kindergarten in August... Her name is Kaylee so that's why I'm focusing in on the "K" I guess.


I used the ol' ABC song and then after they mastered that. I used the ABC/123 refrigerator magnets with my kids.. They'd stay in the kitchen and play with them while I cooked/cleaned/worked on my boutique items, etc. It started simple by separating the letters from the numbers to help them recognize the difference.. Then I'd say hand me the "T" and they'd have to pick out the "T." Then after I knew they recognized every letter, I might have a prize if they could put them in ABC/123 order. Some people prefer electronics, but this worked wonderfully for us.

Quoting Junesmommy18:

My DD knew her ABC's at 2. Why has it taken a 4 year old this long?


keriley1
by Silver Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:44 AM

My almost 3 year year old has been able to sing them for a couple months now. We are going to get a workbook to help recognize them.

MamaSwan001
by Gold Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Sing theist them, play with abc blocks

GirlWithANikon
by Platinum Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Pintrist alphabet animals,
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM

How can a 4 year old not know this? Seriously your child is very far behind.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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Why does it matter?

Quoting Junesmommy18:

My DD knew her ABC's at 2. Why has it taken a 4 year old this long?
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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No, she isn't. She knew them a whole back but she has forgotten them a little. Calm the fuck down.

Quoting Anonymous:

How can a 4 year old not know this? Seriously your child is very far behind.

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