We've got lots of tips on teaching the alphabet and you can make learning letters fun with our free homeschool activities, worksheets and games.
Helping your child learn alphabet letters is one of the the joys of homeschooling.
If you spend time together 'playing', you'll have every chance that your child will soon get to be confident with letters and learn the basics of reading.
first and most important rule to follow is to realize that teaching the
alphabet is not a race.
Most children begin recognizing some letters between the ages of two and three, and can identify most letters between four and five.
But that's not always so - as I know only too well!
So long as you can
stay relaxed, your child will get there - but in their own time and in
their own way - just ask my daughter Catherine!
Your goal is teaching the alphabet without pressure, so you enjoy homeschool activities, worksheets and games together and make letters familiar.
That way your child will probably leap ahead with reading (like my son William).
If they don't, you can be sure the time you spend teaching now will still help, it's just that your child needs a bit more time (like Catherine).
Every child is different and learns different skills at different speeds. That's normal.
No evidence suggests that those children who are very young learning their letters are necessarily more advanced in their reading skills later on.
The most successful way for your child to learn their ABCs is to tailor your teaching to how your child likes to learn.
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There are lots of ways to learn alphabet skills, but alphabet games must be one of the most fun!
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Worksheets need to stay being fun, so we've done our best to help.
You can get our own free worksheets to help your child learn the alphabet.
They should help re-enforce all the letter skills you've been teaching through your alphabet activities.
You can find some more free worksheets to help with teaching the alphabet at the popular British Council site to help children learn English.
If your child is struggling, have look at some of the homeschooling ideas and suggestions my Facebook fans have come up with.
The best way start teaching the alphabet is through lots of repetition and practice and by showing letters to your kids in a variety of fun and interesting ways.
Teaching the alphabet through fun activities and games is the best
way to get your child confident with letters and give them a good
grounding in the basics of reading and writing.
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