For most children, drilling the letter names and sounds is not fun. Songs are a fun way to teach the alphabet. Try the song, “Marching Around the Alphabet,” which is on the Hap Palmer CD called One Little Sound. Write the letters of the alphabet on slips of paper and lay them out in a circle on the floor. March around them to the song and when you hear the whistle, have your child pick up a letter and tell you its name and what sound it makes. You can help your child if he or she is just beginning to learn letters and their sounds.
–Tip by Barb M., Youth Programming and Outreach Assistant