Preschool children begin the journey towards mastering the letters of the alphabet when they understand that letters are different from other shapes and pictures and that letters have unique names (Strickland & Schickedanz, 2004). It is important to provide children with experiences to learn about the alphabet in a developmentally appropriate experiential framework.
Merging art with learning alphabets is a great way to stimulate your kids’ creative instincts alongside reinforcing the knowledge of alphabets!
Demonstrate to your child by drawing an uppercase letter and drawing an animal/ object using it.
You can choose to use your child's name for this activity. It offers a great way for him to remember the sequence of alphabets in his name!
Next, draw the next uppercase letter for your child. Encourage him to draw an animal or object using the alphabet
Example: Draw a moon with an uppercase ‘C’ or a crown with an uppercase 'W' or a tree with an uppercase 'Y' or a nose with an uppercase 'J' or a house with an uppercase 'H' or a bunny with an uppercase 'B'!
Disclaimer: This presents an overview of child development. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range of development. This information is presented to help parents understand, at a high level, what to expect from their child. Any questions/concerns you may have about your child’s development should be shared with your doctor.