Published at Friday, December 20th 2019, 05:50:22 AM. Alphabet Worksheet. By Wendy Collins.
When you are with your toddler or preschool child, point out words that are around you in your environment, like on signs, cereal boxes, clothes, or anything with words. Point to the first letter and tell your child the name of the letter. Have your child repeat the letter back to you. After pointing out the letter a few times to your child, have the child find the letter somewhere and point it out to you. Make it a game and make a fuss over the child every time he/she finds the letter. You can even have letter theme days with your kids. The whole day can be focused on a letter and have fun coming up with ideas for each letter.
After being read to for a year or so, children will want and even pretend to be reading the words themselves. Usually they have picked up a word or two by memory, and it will be a good time to introduce flash cards. Preschoolers can handle about 3 flashcards at a time and once they have a good comprehension of those 3, then 2 more can be added. This method is called "chunking" and is very successful. Repetition is important, and testing the meaning of the word in conversation with the child.
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.
Another way to stimulate a child is to have the right tool or preschool worksheets in developing their mental ability. We shouldn't underestimate their small brain by thinking that it's not time for them to learn such things. Ages 3−6 are just perfect years for them to gain knowledge and education. Basic things such as shapes, colors, counting, letters and sounds are easily recognize even by toddlers. Not only that their memories are sharpened but they can easily imitate and recognize sounds that they hear.