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For all those with child education experience -The Alphabet

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by warrenn, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2004
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    Kinda strange question: What's the best way to teach a 4-5 year old the alphabet? My friend is stressing out because his child doesn't know all his abcs and his kid will be graduating kindergarten. I told him him to pick up some alphabet software at compusa or something like that. Any suggestions on methods or software? I'm not the best person to help him considering my education stopped at the letter "G". Thanks!
     
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  3. matteo

    matteo F1 World Champ

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    Tell them to not stress first off.

    Most kids in my kids k class did not know all the letters. That is really covered in 1st grade, at least in my district. My son knew about 17 letters by the end of k. We have him sing the alphabet song and put letters up in his room. Then did letter association with objects like "F" is for "Ferrari". Also, using the three methods help. Reading them, hearing them and writing them.

    K is more more about following directions and getting them ready for 1st grade then any true learning.
     
  4. VWH3RD

    VWH3RD Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2003
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    The best way is to go out and get the Leapfrog DVD for the alphabet.

    My 4 year old picked up the entire alphabet last year and my 2 1/2 yr old knows them all now as well from just watching the dvd. The kids love all of the leapfrog DVD's and they learn very quick from them.

    Vernon
     
  5. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2004
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    Thanks Matt. I'll relay the message. The reason why he was stressing out was because the teacher wanted to hold his kid back one more year in K because he didn't know all the letters.
     
  6. matteo

    matteo F1 World Champ

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    Seems a bit harsh. Is this a private school?
     
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