What are some ways to engage my 2 year old in learning the letters of the alphabet?
Alphabet puzzle. Soft foam letters. Pointing out letters in books.
My son 2 yr old has flash cards but he's always been a little book obsessed. The more we read with him the more he wants to know his letters. We also have some dedicated abc books like the ABCs of RPGs and the ABCs of D&D. We also make it a grocery store game while I shop. I ask him what letters and numbers he sees. If he tells me a letter he has to tell me a word that starts with that letter.
My son learned ALL the letters in the alphabet already he just turned 3 and hes known them for awhile now. What helped him was the electronic fridge magnets it's a leap frog one that says the letters when you put the magnet in it and sounds it out and it's awesome for little ones... I'll send a link
If you have an iPhone or iPad I highly recommend the app Endless Alphabet. It’s fun and well designed for kids to use without much help. Endless Alphabet by Originator Inc. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endless-alphabet/idXXX-XXXX72?mt=8
You can also use Guided Access, a feature built into iOS, to keep your child only in that app.
The company that makes Endless Alphabet also makes some other wonderful learning apps, including the very next one you might want, Endless Numbers!
We sing the alphabet song, sing it when reading alphabet books, have puzzles, regular books. Etc. we just talk about stuff and don’t push academics. 2 is pretty young for an iPad.
Is the cost a one time price? What is the price?
Thank you everyone for the suggestions!
Is the cost a monthly cost
So far I’ve found those foamy bath letters to be the best!! My daughter doesn’t necessarily know the letters but she is starting to associate. If I show her a B she will say, “baby!” M or D and she will say, “mama! Dada!”
The Endless alphabet is a one time purchase, but you purchase it in levels or packs. My 3 year old started reading 3 letter words just before he turned 3, but we didn’t start using the app until recently.
I taught him with wood blocks and foam letters and any ABC style book we had. I always did upper and lower case together, along with phonics. He learned all that at 18 months! His now 2 year old younger brother is much more difficult tho, so don’t be discouraged if your child doesn’t seem natural at it
My son actually didn’t know his letters (he’s 2) until i started playing the song “see it, say it, sign it” by jack Hartman on YouTube kids. He watched it’s a LOT lol! He now knows 75% of his letters within a couple of weeks. Plus the song is quite catchy so it wasn’t annoying at all
This toy (leapfrog fridge phonics, amazon link below) is legitimately amazing. It’s an apple they put the letter in and it says it and makes the sound. My sister raved about this and I was skeptical but she bought me one and my 23 month old knows ALL of the letters, he says most of them too. I’m not going to lie to you, it can be very annoying 😂 “b says buh, every letter makes a sound b says buh” 300 times in a row can make you crazy but it works! My only complaint is they don’t sell lowercase letters for it. Best $20 spent ever. Everywhere we go he loves pointing out the letters he sees on signs and stores. 😁
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