Learning the letters of the alphabet is the first step into the world of reading. Practice and repetition allow children to eventually become avid readers, and games and puzzles are a great tool for helping children reach this milestone. There are countless games out there that aid children in learning the alphabet. The following games have been selected with careful consideration of the innate way in which young children learn and retain information. These games offer a unique way to introduce pre-reading concepts to children, from simplistic ideas to more advanced ones. Children and parents alike will be proud of the knowledge gained.
Students will be more than ready to enter school after achieving alphabet competence with this sorting game. Children ages 3 and up can practice letter recognition by sight and sound, build vocabulary, tap into their recall abilities and more. You will be amazed by how quickly children will build their language skills.
Let their imagination soar with this fun treat-themed game. Children over the age of 2 can work on their uppercase and lowercase letter recognition while strengthening their fine motor skills. The letter matches are easy to perceive because each letter has a specific color that coordinates with its mate. The set includes 26 double-sided pops for learning the entire alphabet.
Kids can play this game to learn the differences between uppercase and lowercase letters, which they must find and match. They’ll also build their memory skills, since they have to remember where the matching cards are located. This game has been a longtime favorite for a reason. It’s fun, challenging enough to keep kids over the age of 3 engaged and can be played over and over.
Great for multiple children to play, this game is easy to learn and comes with everything you need to get kids excited about the alphabet. Adults draw the playing cards to call the game and children find and cover the letters with their playing chips. The smaller bingo cards help keep the game short and provide several ways for children to win. The game provides a distinctive way for kids to learn alphabet recognition, letter sounds and beginning reading. It’s a wonderful learning tool for children ages 4 and up.
The concept of this card game mimics the rules of the classic game of Go Fish. It is easy to set up and start playing almost immediately. The animal theme allows children to make the connection between a letter and the first sound in the animal’s name. The set also lets kids practice the recognition of uppercase and lowercase letters. It is recommended for children ages 4 and up.
“When teaching a child the alphabet, games can play a huge role. My own experiences have involved songs, games and repetition. Finding the right games to go with other methods makes the process more fun for everyone.”
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Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.