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10 Creative Ways to Teach Alphabets to Toddlers

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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  1. joetimo

    On November 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm


    helpful but i think best is number 2 :)

  2. LoveDoctor

    On November 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm


    A very creative and educational post. I vote for this one. Next award Leo.

  3. margaridab

    On November 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm


    I love the bread one! :)

  4. Jimmy Shilaho

    On November 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm


    A doubly informative entry. I will need this for sure.

  5. Kopykween

    On November 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm


    the first one worked for my kids very well. I continue to make alphabet dosas and they are quite a hit.

  6. Crystal31

    On November 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm


    very creative and informative.

  7. Raj the Tora

    On November 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm


    Excellent tips Anu, I guess your toddler has taught you more than you have taught him/her :) Glad for you to have such a wonderful baby. I will use these for our kids and as well as when I earn parenthood, with your kind permission. Thanks.

  8. RAJEEV BHARGAVA

    On November 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm


    these are all such wonderfully enjoyable and creative ways for toddlers to learn. just looking at the photos, they all look like real fun. the animal ones look so good, thanks for sharing, Anuradha.

  9. vijayanths

    On November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm


    useful share.

  10. fagina

    On November 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm


    Wow!! very creative indeed!

  11. SimplyShash

    On November 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm


    Cute piece of information, just like “Toddlers”. Thanks

  12. albert1jemi

    On November 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm


    great share

  13. Jewelstar

    On November 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm


    Kids love their moms in particular to sing, while they sleep. So no. 2 is the best choice even while they play and it is an easy method to help kids to grasp things faster.

  14. SuperMember

    On November 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm


    good info

  15. Angelgirlpj

    On November 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm


    All good tips, but count out Sesame Street it is still good. Also ABC magnets for the refrigerator is a great tool.

  16. Guy Hogan

    On November 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm


    I was a techer’s aide for about four months in an after school program for 1st and 2nd graders and we used learning through games and fun techniques to teach and it really works.

  17. Emmie

    On November 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm


    i do not have any children yet but i am sure and have heard that these sort of methods work. Visual aids and creative things help the mind learn new things.

  18. CA Johnson

    On November 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm


    These are great ways for to teach kids the alphabet. I think that it is better to have creative ways like this to teach children how to do the alphabet. I think that they will remember the alphabet if they are taught in a fun way.

  19. Lady Sunshine

    On November 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm


    A creative list.

  20. Kaye TM

    On November 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm


    i really like this article. I have a toddler at home.

  21. PSingh1990

    On November 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm


    Nice Share.

    :-)

  22. Tulan

    On November 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm


    Interesting ideas,

  23. Eunice Tan

    On November 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm


    Creative work.

  24. Ruby Hawk

    On November 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm


    very helpful,

  25. awesome11

    On November 10, 2010 at 11:50 pm


    great share! thanks!

  26. chiepao

    On November 11, 2010 at 3:43 am


    make play and learning occur at the same time. It is possible! the more you got the attention of your child the better and faster learning experience it will be. :) Nice share!

  27. Rehoboth

    On November 11, 2010 at 4:18 am


    $nice share$

  28. LCM Linda

    On November 11, 2010 at 5:49 am


    Great ways to teach alphabets. It will be fun and the toddlers will definitely benefit more from the creativity of this teaching and learning. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Nirmala Reddy

    On November 11, 2010 at 8:10 am


    Nice Article.
    Even coloring the alphabets is also a creative way !

  30. dino renaldo

    On November 11, 2010 at 11:13 am


    good post

  31. Shirley Shuler

    On November 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm


    A good informative post here.

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