By Aranyu Soltesz. Alphabet Worksheet. At Monday, January 13th 2020, 08:42:25 AM.
How can a parent start this process? As young as 12 to 18 months, a parent can point out letters seen in daily life while shopping and/or taking walks. Street signs, parking lot markers, store window displays, and library walls may good sources. Point to the letter with the sound it makes BEE, EF, ESS, and JAY are good examples. Buy a couple letter sets, both magnetic and sponge for games; a set of letter flashcards is essential and also some poster board and markers (probably the washable kind is best!)
As you may or may not know, letters and sounds are the basics of reading properly. There are plenty of rules in the English language that applying and often are subject to exceptions. This can really lead to a lot of confusion with young readers. Obviously, you must have already heard of phonics books and worksheets that simplify learning to read. If not, then you should definitely do the research and educate yourself accordingly. It will make all the difference in how well your child will read and have a good understanding of the language.
What's important for parents to recognize is the importance of reading. Without this basic skill, there are huge obstacles and limitations that threaten the success of any child. And, as we are not all teaching professionals, we may be limited to our teaching skills. Therefore, we as parents, trying to guide our children properly through life, should be using the various tools that can and will improves on the life of the child.