Showing children letters based on subjects they like follows the child’s interest. They are more likely to remember the letter that way than if you drill them. Choose a book that features an animal or topic that starts with the same letter as your child’s name. Cut that letter out of some construction paper and glue it to a popsicle stick. Tell your child that as you read the story, he or she should hold the popsicle stick up in the air every time there is a word that starts with that letter. You could even make a game out of it by having your child count how many times he or she does it!
–Tip by Julie D., Elementary School Liaison