I love teaching Adeline new things. I have so much fun working on things with her and enjoy every minute that I am able to share with her. I feel blessed to be able to be home with her and to share in so many amazing moments of her little life.
Last year I was lucky enough to review the ALEX Toys My ABC Book ($21.99) and I have to share with you a few tips that I have for using this great book to help your toddler learn to recognize their letters.
Tips to Teach Your Toddler Their ABCs
One of the hardest things as a parent is to slow down enough for your child to be able to learn things. This is because you are probably excited to teach your child and work with them which means that sometimes you move too quickly for them to learn something. We are going through My ABC Book and doing one letter at a time. When we are finished with the whole book we are going back through with all of the stickers. Finally we are going through a third time with the letter stickers. Adeline is starting to recognize some of the letters already so I am sure that she will be doing great by the time that we are finished.
Make Learning Fun
Your toddler is going to learn more when they are having a good time. I love being able to color with Adeline and then talking about each little section on the page as we are working on her book. She loves that we are able to bond together too and loves spending a few minutes of special time alone with mom focused on her letters.
Repetition is Key
Each day as we go through her book we talk about the letters that we did the days before. Adeline is loving being able to talk about the different letters. We talk about letters when we see them in other places as well.
Praise Your Child’s Accomplishments
When Adeline gets a letter right, I cheer and make a huge deal out of it so that I can praise her accomplishment of knowing a letter. I am sure that this is only something that I am going to do more in the future as she starts to recognize and understand more letters.
Let Older Children Help
Adeline seems to learn best from her big brothers and big sister. So I have been getting them involved in helping her to learn her alphabet. They have even been caught a few times playing games with her that they created to help teacher her the different letters in the alphabet.
Go at Your Child’s Pace
Each of my children have learned at different paces. One of the things that is most fun with Adeline is discovering at what pace she is learning. I love getting to understand her and her personality better.
Help Child Show Others
Adeline also loves to share with her dad and her siblings the things that she has been working on and learning about with mom. So I make sure that I am ready to share those things with them and help Adeline show them what she has been working on.
Teaching your toddler their alphabet does not have to be a struggle. Instead it can really be a great time to have fun and enjoy learning with them.