Letter Recognition for Toddlers
You could try traditional ways of teaching your child letter recognition.
They could learn their letters at daycare, or you could make a word wall with an alphabet poster.
However, I have an easier way for your kids to learn letter recognition.
I know this works because when my daughter was around 2 1/2, she shocked me by being able to recognize almost every letter of the alphabet.
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How It All Started:
She started learning and recognizing letters after her second birthday. I noticed it when we went to our local dairy to get ice cream and we were sitting on the bench and she just started saying the letters.
It took me a minute to realize what she was doing. I was in total shock!
Now at 2 and a half she only mixes up a few letters and of course we are working on that.
Update: 12.17.16 – About 4 months away from being 3 and she learned all the uppercase letters and I got a word-wall poster to teach the lowercase letters.
With that being said, one “toy” that I highly recommend for teaching letter recognition to your toddler is the LeapFrog Laptop!
How It Helps Teach Letter Recognition
It says that it is for ages 2+ but Alexis has been playing with one since she was a year old. There are no small parts so there isn’t any real harm. Some people are against letting their kid play with electronics, and I was one of those until I seen that Alexis was picking up so much from her toys.
Mommy is apparently not that entertaining… -_-
One day she was standing in-front of me a little after she turned 2 and was saying the letter that she was pressing along with the animal that was associated with it.
If you have the slider on that very first “ABC” slot then that’s what it does.
For example “A. A says ‘A-aa’…A.. Alligator” She would say the letter and the animal.
That’s when I realized what an amazing toy this is!
I never had to bore her or pressure her to learn anything. She was supplied with a tool that she could use to learn something but I didn’t expect her to understand until she was a little older. Man was I wrong.
From there, knowing that she was paying attention, I would ask her to press certain letters to keep her into it for more than 5 minutes. She would play with it daily (& nightly in her room when she was supposed to be asleep) for about 3 weeks and hasn’t cared much about it since. Just here and there.
She can tell you her letters, but will argue that any X is a K and may get a couple mixed up.
If you want to get your kid one of these ahhhh-mazing machines, they have them here.
I totally recommend it and this will be my “go-to” first birthday gift from now on for any kid! ♥
LeapFrog, I must commend you on such an amazing learning tool!
In the comments below, let me know what you think. Also, I’d love to hear any ways you’ve used to teach things to your little ones!