With so much time away from your Pingu’s English classroom and teachers already, it is important for children to keep practising the alphabet in English at home.
The alphabet is a key element of literacy, so it is important that your child learns to recognise and name letters to help with every aspect of their learning in the years to come. Letters and words help them form sentences, and crucially communicate.
Pingu’s English classes focus on all aspects of developing a child’s interest in the alphabet. From dedicated activities and books, to flashcards, songs and puzzles we motivate them every step of the way.
Download and print off the worksheet and work through it with your child/children. Firstly, go through the alphabet sounds with your child. After that, your child can trace the letters with a pencil. Depending on your child’s age and English language ability you may want to attempt just a couple of letters a day. When your child has completed the worksheet, refer to a song on YouTube, such as this one here https://bit.ly/abcsongPE so that your child can consolidate their letter knowledge further with a song.
Letters, letters everywhere
Remember that letters are everywhere. From posters, to logos, recipes, newspapers and books – you can engage your child regularly by pointing out and naming letters with them. When they are ready, you can also help your child learn their own name, and the letters that spell it. Cut out letters of a magazine with the letters of their name, find puzzle letters that spell it our, write their name really big on a poster and put it up in your home.
The most important tip we can give you with learning the alphabet is to make it fun. Turn it into a game and your child will love learning with you.