Looking for some simple preschool alphabet activities? Try fun with a dauber! It's the perfect preschool printable. Give each child a dauber and let them cover up the specific capital letter on the page. Print out a few at a time... most children will happily do more than one. (My grandson did half the alphabet one afternoon!)
*For those children that have not used daubers before... make sure they understand that they will not have to press hard to make the dauber work. Also... cover the work area with newspapers before you start.
Each page contains 20 letters. Can your child find all 20?
No daubers in your house? No worries... it's not a must with these alphabet printables. Simply have your child color the appropriate square with crayons or washable markers.
Letter recognition is the first step in learning to read. While there are many ways to introduce the letters to your child, the most important way is by reading to your child. Read to your child everyday. At bedtime is probably the best time as they are typically more relaxed and ready to listen. Choose books that the child has an interest in. My grandson went through a stage where every book we read him was a dinosaur story. While every book did not interest the readers, he was a captivated audience every time.
Remember also that it helps if your child sees YOU reading. Children who see that reading can be an enjoyable activity are more likely to want to learn to read well themselves.
Once your child is showing an interest in learning, begin to show them individual letters. Teach only one or two at time, starting with lowercase letters, until they are fully learned. Gradually add more until your child can identify all the letters. Use games, flashcards and worksheets to reinforce their learning.
The more often that a child sees a letter, the more likely they are to remember it. Look for ways to find letters in your own environment. Try boxes or cans in your pantry, street signs, books or magazines, during shopping errands, etc. Incorporating letter learning into your daily routine can make learning the alphabet a lot of fun.
It won't take long and your child will be pointing out letters to you! Your child will become excited about knowing the letters and will be well on their way to learning to read.