Alphabet Chart

alphabet chartThe Alphabet Chart can be an important part of teaching your child how to recognize the individual letters and sounds of the alphabet - which is part of the process of learning to read.

Consisting of the 26 letters of the alphabet and a picture corresponding to the phonic sound of each letter, the chart is a great tool to teach the alphabet to your child.

Reading the Alphabet Chart with your child

When beginning to teach with an alphabet chart it is important to go through the chart step by step with your child. The basic technique is to point and read out each letter and then point and read out each picture.

To start, a parent would point and recite the letter and picture name. For example "A a apple, B b bee, C c car...". It is important that you go through the alphabet chart at the right speed. If you go too slowly your child will get bored.

Provide your child with the opportunity to join the game by reciting the name of pictures or letters as they begin to recognize them.

Depending on the ability (and attention span!) of your child, you can simplify or add complexity to the game by reciting the pictures only or letters only. Or you can add a variation by introducing the phonics sound for each letter.

Alphabet Activities

There is a great range of activities that parents can use to teach letters to children. Here are some basics you can conduct with an alphabet chart:

Free Printable Alphabet Charts

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