6 Ways to Build Alphabet Knowledge with Your Toddler
Teaching your child the alphabet is a part of life. They want to learn the alphabet and you want to teach them. When it comes to helping your child learn the alphabet, it can be hard to know where to start. My son is at the age where I want him to start learning the basics of the alphabet, so there are some activities I want to try with him. Check out these 6 ways to build alphabet knowledge with your toddler or young child.
#1. Talk to your toddler- One of the best things you can do to build alphabet knowledge with your child is to talk to him or her. Tell them about your day, ask them about their day, talk about what you are doing, and let them talk back to you.
#2. Sing to your toddler- Plant alphabet knowledge in your toddler’s brain by simply singing to them. You can sing the ABCs with your toddler or you can sing something like “Apple starts with A, Bamboo starts with B, Cat starts with C.” Kids are learning when you’re talking, even if it doesn’t seem like it.
#3. Create an alphabet book together- Gather some paint and paper and go to town on creating an alphabet book together. This may take you some time, but it’s so fun and so worth it.
#4. YouTube videos- If you have a toddler who just is not into the singing and dancing, let them watch YouTube videos. It’s amazing what they can pick up from watching Alphabet songs.
#5. Use shaving cream- This is a fun activity that toddlers love. Put a large amount of shaving cream on a tray and let your child draw “words.” This is a ton of fun and as your toddler gets older, you can challenge them to write more letters and words in the shaving cream.
#6. Play games with your child– A favorite around here are games. You can buy little foam letters for the bathtub. You can also buy magnetic letters for the fridge! Both are awesome ways to introduce your child to the alphabet.