WONDERING HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILD THE ALPHABET? 4 STEPS TO TEACHING YOUR CHILD SOUNDS INSTEAD.
If you are wondering how to teach your child the alphabet, please ask yourself this question: Should you? The answer is not as straightforward as you think.
Many parents teach their children the alphabet before introducing reading skills. Many schools do, too. (Ever heard the alphabet song? Only a million times, right?) But think about it. What can a child do with the name of a letter?
Not much. Knowing the names of the letters won't help your child learn to read. In fact, naming letters can actually create confusion, especially when you want your child to learn to read using phonics.
What's far more important for your child to learn is the sound of each letter. English is a phonetic language, and knowing how to recognizes the sound of each letter creates a solid foundation for learning to read.