Letter knowledge—learning and understanding the alphabet—is one of the “big five skills” that lay a strong foundation for learning to read. Letter knowledge begins with letter recognition, and one of the most effective way to give kids a jump-start on this important pre-reading skill is through play. In the articles below, you’ll find lots of ideas and free a variety of printable activities to help develop your child’s letter knowledge.
You’re going to love our FREE ABC Crafts series! There’s an animal-themed craft for every letter of the alphabet.
Is your preschooler ready to learn the alphabet? This post is jam-packed with letter recognition activities.
Learning the alphabet is an important step on the road to reading. This game is a fun way to practice the alphabet.
Help your child increase letter knowledge and develop phonemic awareness with this selection of alphabet picture books!
These tactile letter cards provide a great multisensory way for little ones to learn about the alphabet.
Learning the alphabet is FUN when you have ABC bracelets! Download this free letter recognition activity.
Is there any better way to learn the alphabet than with a cute ABC caterpillar? This adorable activity promotes letter recognition.
Your child should master 5 key skills before you begin formal reading instruction. Discover 20 ways to develop these skills.
Creating letters with playdough allows children to feel the alphabet . . . literally. Download our free templates here.
Familiarize your preschoolers with the alphabet by creating the alphabet with building blocks!
Here are eight fantastic ways to promote pre-reading skills using alphabet refrigerator magnets.