Letter Knowledge

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.

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F Is for Fish Craft

Help your preschooler practice the alphabet with this delightful letter F craft!

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E Is for Elephant Craft

E is for elephant–AND exciting, educational fun! Download our free printable craft!

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D Is for Duck Craft

If your little one loves ducks, don’t miss this D-elightful letter D craft!

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Child gluing eyes onto his crab craft.

C Is for Crab Craft

Looking for pre-reading fun with the letter C? Download our free ABC Craft and help your preschooler develop important pre-reading skills.

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Child gluing eyes onto his bee craft.

B Is for Bee Craft

B is for bee, and this activity is bursting with pre-reading fun! Download our free ABC Craft and help your preschooler practice the letter B!

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A Is for Alligator Craft

A is for alligator—and awesome activity fun! Download this free ABC Craft and help your preschooler practice the letter A!

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ABC Crafts for Uppercase Letters

You’re going to love our FREE ABC Crafts series! There’s an animal-themed craft for every letter of the alphabet.

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How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers

Is your preschooler ready to learn the alphabet? This post is jam-packed with letter recognition activities.

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“Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game

Learning the alphabet is an important step on the road to reading. This game is a fun way to practice the alphabet.

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Alphabet Picture Books

Help your child increase letter knowledge and develop phonemic awareness with this selection of alphabet picture books!

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Tactile Letter Cards - a letter recognition activity from All About Reading

Make Your Own Tactile Letter Cards

These tactile letter cards provide a great multisensory way for little ones to learn about the alphabet.

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ABC Bracelets - a letter recognition activity for preschoolers from All About Reading

ABC Bracelets: A Letter Recognition Activity

Learning the alphabet is FUN when you have ABC bracelets! Download this free letter recognition activity.

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