Aug 20 2011 in Alphabet Music by admin
A fun and easy way to introduce children to the Alphabet is with The Alphabet Song.
Creative teachers like to sing The Alphabet Song to develop children’s alphabet awareness.
Kids love to sing. They will sing along with you and soon learn the order of the letters, without really know anything about each individual letter yet – and that’s okay! This is simply the introductory phase. Kids are just getting the lay of the land. They’re learning that the English alphabet has letters A through Z and there is a special sequence to this Alphabet!
Once kids have mastered the Alphabet Song, it’s time to teach each letter individually. That’s where Letter Songs come in. Some recommended albums are ABC Songs and Alphabet Sounds. Both are very effective in focusing in and teaching one Alphabet Letter and Alphabet Letter Sound at a time. And, in addition, the songs are very catchy and fun.
Don’t stop singing The Alphabet Song, thought! Repetition and familiarity are good for kids. These skills help to build confidence.
Try teaching a letter a week. Start with a Letter Song and include fun activities like printables, recipes and kids alphabet crafts. As you introduce a letter each week, make sure the children hear the letter, see the letter, say the letter, touch the letter, write the letter and read the letter!
Remember – teaching children the alphabet with music should be fun, engaging and meaningful. Learning the Alphabet is a stepping stone to building a foundation for elementary school reading.
Lastly, do not be afraid to get parents involved. Send home a Letter Of The Week calendar and song and activity suggestions that parents can sing and do with their children at home. Research shows that the more you include parents in their children’s learning, the more successful children will be.
Find lots of free printables and alphabet ideas at Kiboomu.com