Published at Friday, December 20th 2019, 05:46:12 AM. Alphabet Worksheet. By Mitchell Martin.
Another thing to bear in mind when we teach our preschoolers is that we must strive to be sensitive, discerning and empathetic towards the learning capacity of our children. Balance and moderation is necessary in order to help our children reach their full potential. Pushing too hard and too fast wouldn't be a good idea if we would like our child to be developed the proper way. We must be patient to teach them depending on their ability and pace. Taking into consideration the fact that playing is a kid's natural way can help them to develop their healthy emotional up building. Being playful is a normal stage in a kid's life. It can help stimulate their creativity and develop moral, mental and emotional skills. Therefore nurturing our child means giving them chance to explore and discover the things they enjoy.
Children don't only need to recognize and sound out letters, but they also need to learn to print the letters of the alphabet. You can do this on your own by just printing a sample of a letter and have your child copy it. However, some children need a little extra help in forming the letters and really benefit from tracing over letters several times before trying to do it without a template. Luckily, there are lots of resources online where you can print these letter tracing templates. If your child starts to get frustrated, then take a break. You want them to have fun learning and be supportive of the whole journey.
With these steps mastered, then reading for fun begins. With the correct book selections and a lot of patience, encouragement and understanding, parents and pre school teachers can speed the learning along with songs, rhyming games and conversations. Many years ago, first grade was the typical grade to begin reading; today, many children enter kindergarten with reading skills already soundly in place.
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.