August is the perfect time to start brushing up on those readiness skills with your preschooler or first grader. And a great place to start is with the alphabet.
Take a few letters at a time and review the sounds those letters make. Then pick out words and objects that begin with those sounds. Find pictures in a book or find objects in the house or yard. Have you child draw a picture or trace the letter.
When your early learner is comfortable with the first few letters, then pick a few more and repeat the process. Don't be in a hurry. Every child learns at a different rate. And always review what they learned in previous lessons.
If you don't already have one (and I hope you do) try the Nonna and Me ABCs DVD. This is a fun way to teach, or review, the alphabet.
This DVD introduces letters, using attention-grabbing, multicultural animations and pictures. We do this in conjunction with sound effects and a wide variety of music, from classical to country.
Animations, sounds, and music were carefully chosen, and particular attention was paid to controlling the volume of this video presentation.
Click on this link to view samples of our DVD: PRODUCT WEBSITE
Here are some alphabet practice sheets for you to start on. They cover letters A through E. Just right click on each sheet and the choose Print Picture.