The Magical World of the Alphabet
Current brain research has raised the expectations of what young
children can learn in the early years. Young children instinctively love
learning and without realizing, they curiously investigate the world
around them. The young mind absorbs its surroundings, which includes
language, visual images, music, etc.
It is important to develop this love of learning, and encourage the
child to continue as such, through later years.
The ability to recognize that letters and sounds of the alphabet are
related, for example, is one of the most important skills for a young
child to develop in the initial years of kindergarten/school. This is
not always easy for the young learner to grasp, therefore, by
introducing him or her early on to a series of fun and entertaining
activities and games dedicated to focus on this subject, you can provide
your child with a refreshing way to engage with the letters and sounds
of the alphabet, encouraging them to learn and foster a positive
approach towards learning.
The 3-4 year old child is able to recognize some examples of print in
his surroundings and can also understand that writing can be a form of
communication. Between the ages of 4 and 5, the child also loves to
pretend to read, realizing that the print in his or her story books
carry more of the meaning of the story than the pictures do. He can also
recognize and name some letters of the alphabet, and even write a few
Most likely your child will love playing games with written words; and
also because young children of this age love to imitate those who are
older than them (and can read and write) this is a perfect time to
assist the child in observing and in becoming familiar with the
alphabet, as they develop their early reading and comprehension skills.
Description: Let's meet
the letters of the alphabet and have some fun with them. Here you will
find various on-screen links that will lead you to a range of alphabet
Added value: In these
games, the child is introduced to the names, graphic symbols and sounds
of each of the alphabet letters. Clicking on a letter leads to an object
that begins with that letter, and is designed to help identify the
letters of the alphabet and match them with their individual sounds.
Tip: Play alphabet
games with your child, in which you practice identifying separate
letters or letters within written words. For example, try a game of “I
spy” ; play a game in which you take turns calling out a letter and
everyone must find an object which begins with that letter. Add some
physical activity to it – by having to stand by the object which begins
with the named letter.. Of, course, you can also sing along together to
the ABC song. – try this even from an early age.