Mommy Mondays: Teaching Toddlers the Alphabet

downloadC is 27 months and my newest obsession has been making sure she knows her alphabet.  The daycare has done a beautiful job teaching her colors, shapes and numbers.  C knows a lot of her letters, but I’ve noticed that she doesn’t REALLY know her letters the same way she knows her colors, shapes and numbers.  SOOOO, being the tiger/helicopter mom that I am, I’ve taken it upon myself to teach her the alphabet at home.  I took out all the alphabet books we have and we have been going over 1 letter a day.  Sounds awesome right?  Well…not really.

I quickly found out that C would be AWESOME at her new letter that day, but forget it the next day.  Or if she remembered one new letter, she would forget the previous new letter from the day before.  So my plan of one letter a day was not so well thought out.  I mean, the child is 2 right?

So I realized that I had to make learning letters FUN and different each time.  Show her in books, use coloring pages, help her to craft the shape of the letter, etc.  Really hone in on different sensory activities to make sure she learns the letters.

These new approaches have made learning the alphabet fun and fresh for C so that she isn’t stressed or bored.  Here are some fun links I found online and new ways that I’ve been trying to teach C the alphabet. Hope this helps you in your journey to teaching your little one too.  ^^

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