Children love to learn things while they are playing. How about teaching alphabets to toddlers in a creative way? What are the creative ways to teach alphabets to toddlers? Are there really fun ways of teaching alphabets to toddlers? Yes…use alphabet cookie cutters, give alphabets to eat to teach alphabets creatively. Look for more fun ways to teach alphabets to your toddler here…
Great…your toddler has reached the stage where he/she is ready to learn the alphabets; is the age old alphabet book enough to teach alphabets to your toddler? There are various creative ways to teach alphabets to your toddler. These creative ways will make reading fun. Children love to learn the fun way.
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Shall we take a look at the top 10 creative ways to teach alphabets to toddlers?
1. Give alphabets to eat:
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Does that sound funny? Make dishes from food items that start with a particular alphabet for a week and teach the alphabet. For example, if you are teaching the alphabet “A,” cut “A” using alphabet cookie cutters when serving sandwiches. This would be interesting and fun for the kids to learn the alphabets.
2. Sing the ABC rhyme:
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Kids love singing; sing the ABC rhyme to teach your toddler alphabets.
3. Playing alphabet games:
Write each alphabet (both uppercase and lowercase) separately in a piece of paper. Ask the child to match the uppercase alphabet with its corresponding lowercase.
4. Making animal puppets:
Take an alphabet for a week and prepare masks or puppets of animals starting with the alphabet. Show them to your toddler and teach the alphabet. If you are taking the alphabet “B,” try making masks or puppets of Bear, Buffalo, Bat, etc., and show it to your toddler.
5. Using alphabet stamps:
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You can find alphabet stamps in toy shops. Get them and stamp each alphabet in a paper. You can even ask the child to stamp the alphabets; children love doing them.
6. Alphabet photo collage:
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Take your child to a park or zoo and take snaps of images that resemble alphabets. Develop the images and ask your toddler to cut these images. Let them make a photo collage of alphabets. This will also help in developing the fine motor skills of your toddler as they use their small muscles in their fingers to cut the images.
7. Trace the alphabet:
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Write the alphabet boldly in a piece of paper and allow your toddler to trace the alphabet.
8. Playing animals and fruits game:
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You start with the alphabet A by saying “A is for Antelope” and ask your toddler to name another animal or fruit that starts with the same alphabet. This way your toddler will learn alphabet, animals and fruits.
9. Make an alphabet book:
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Start collecting things that start with each alphabet. Involve your toddler in collecting these things. Make an alphabet book for each alphabet and stick things or images corresponding to that alphabet. Your toddler would love doing this activity. In general, toddlers love to stick images.
10. Play hide and seek game: Take few objects and show them to your toddler. Tell him/her what these objects are. Hide one object and ask the toddler to find out which object is missing. Teach the alphabet and the word to your toddler. This will also increase the memory power of your toddler.
Your toddler will find these creative ways interesting and fun. When alphabets are taught in creative way children learn them fast and never forget them.
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