St. Louis, MO

Category: Learning to Read

Learning the ABC’s


Alphabet books come in delightful sizes and themes. You can buy the ABCs in cardboard and paperback books. But what is better and free is finding the alphabet in everyday print. Children tend to first learn capital letters. Capital letters are often more important and seen more in everyday life.

Look for and talk about letters you find outside. Let’s take the ‘STOP’ sign at the end of the block. Ask your child what she thinks it says. Then touch the print and say, “This says Stop”. “S …T..O…P”.   Look for some other print and do the same thing.