By Aranyu Soltesz. Alphabet Worksheet. At Monday, January 13th 2020, 08:47:51 AM.
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.
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.
One component of learning letter recognition is identifying what shape a letter takes. Does it have rounded parts, like the letter "b"? Does it have a tall step, like the letter "h"? Does it go below the lines, like the letter "p"? These are all traits which are shared by various letters of the alphabet, and can be used to make generalizations. Once these traits have been identified by students in preschool, alphabet letters to trace help reinforce the concept.