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Does Your Child Know the Letters of the Alphabet? 


Can your child name and say all 26 letters of the alphabet? Can they recognize both the upper and lower case versions of each letter?

Books To Read Together


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Martin, Bill
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
ABCDrive!
Howland, Naomi
A car trip provides the opportunity to see or experience things for every letter of the alphabet, from "ambulance" to "zoom."
Food for Thought
Freymann, Saxton
Uses bright photographs of fruit and vegetables shaped like animals and simple labels to teach toddlers shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites.
Alligator Alphabet
Blackstone, Stella
Animals represent each letter of the alphabet, from alligators to zebras. Can you think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet? In this delightful ABC book, young children will learn the upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet as they meet a parade of exotic and familiar creatures, from alligators to zebras, and impalas to quails. With bright and distinctive illustrations done in Stephanie Bauer's child friendly style, Alligator Alphabet will be an instant favorite with parents and eager young readers. Makes a perfect gift collection when paired with matching Mudpuppy Press floor puzzle and Oopsy Daisy wall canvas.
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Slate, Joseph
Introduces the letters of the alphabet as Miss Bindergarten and her students get ready for kindergarten.
SuperHero ABC
McLeod, Bob
Humorously-named superheroes such as Goo Girl and The Volcano represent the letters of the alphabet from A to Z.
Food ABC
Doering, Amanda
ABC Kids
Basher, Simon
Introduces the letters of the alphabet through illustrations and alliterative text that places characters in silly, humorous situations.
First Steps
Burningham, John
An illustrated introduction to the letters of the alphabet, the numbers one to ten, basic colors, and opposites.

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs


Rock 'N Learn
Mastering the alphabet is critical to your child's ability to learn. Let "Alphabet Al" be your child's guide to this exciting adventure. Live action, animation, songs and games make learning fun. Kids can sing along for each letter, play musical games, and learn both the old and new alphabet songs. As a special bonus, kids can learn how to print capital and lowercase letters and the numbers 0 through 9.
The Letter Factory
Leap, Lily, and Tad need to go to their father's Letter Factory where they produce talking letters. While Leap and Lily provide a presentation for a very important customer, Tad is left out due to his lack of reading skills. Taken for a tour through the factory, he visits rooms, each dedicated to a letter of the alphabet. The colorful, animated letters are engaged in activities that embody their sound. The A's scream, "Aaaaaah!" when frightened. The E's are hard of hearing and ask, "Ehhhh?" whenever someone speaks to them. The M's proclaim "Mmmmm!" as they devour delicious muffins, all of which teach basic phonemic concepts, leading to early reading readiness.
Can A Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
Palmer, Hap
Basic movement activities to songs which encourage learning traditional concepts such as colors, numbers, letters, phonics, days of the week, animals, opposites, and occupations.
Leapfrog
Help Lily, Tad, and Scout find the letters to start the fun at the amusement park! When their firefly friend, Edison, takes Tad, Lily, and Scout to the place of his childhood dreams, the gang is shocked to discover that Alistair Alphabelly's Amazing Amusement Park is closed! To make matters worse, Edison has gotten himself stuck atop the Amazing Alphabet Ferris Wheel. The only way to save him is to turn on the rides in the park with the magic of the alphabet.
Rock 'n Learn
"Join Alphabet Al at the circus .. where learning is fun!"--Container.
Alphabet Exercise
Learn letters while exercising with Alphabet Al. Fun songs promote imaginative play with creative movements like Picking Cherries, Soaring Eagles, and Air Guitar while developing letter skills.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. In a house filled with two parents, one girl, and two cats, counting has never been so much fun. Librarian Molly McGrew introduces a zoo full of animals to reading and they go simply wild about books. To avoid getting eaten, a resourceful inchworm must figure out how to measure a nightingale's song.
Winnie the Pooh
It's the first day of autumn, and Christopher Robin has written a book of rhymes about Pooh, Tigger, Roo, Piglet, and all of his friends. But when the pages of the book scatter in the wind, everyone must help put it back together again. Luckily, Owl knows all about those squiggly marks called letters. He swoops through the air, teaching Pooh and their friends easy lessons about letter recognition, word formation, and introductory phonics. Now if Pooh can only remember how to rhyme, it just may save the day!
Leaping Literacy
Schiller, Pamela Byrne
Uses rhythm and movement as tools to reinforce basic literacy foundation skills: letter knowledge, vocabulary development, spatial relationships, and phonological awareness.
Meet the Letters
Designed to teach babies and toddlers the alphabet during an opportune window of time when they are learning to talk.

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Tips to Try 


Look for letters everywhere you go!  Look for them on signs, boxes, at the grocery store and on things around your home.  Name the letters and, if possible, trace them with your fingers.
 
Help your child learn the letters in their name.  Name and trace all of the letters in their first and last name.
 
Trace alphabet letters in a variety of surfaces.  If you're at the beach, trace letters in the sand or if you're at home (and don't mind a little mess) trace letters together in a little shaving cream spread on your kitchen counter or table - good clean fun!