Preschool Learning: Alphabet Book Reading Activity
What you need:
- 26 pieces of paper (colored, construction, even scrap!)
- Hole punch or stapler
- Markers or crayons
- Magazine, stickers, photos, embellishments
- Glue stick
- Staple or use a hole punch to bind all 26 pages together.
- Write a big letter of the alphabet on each page.
- For little learners: Help your younger child cut out pictures from magazines that begin with that letter of the alphabet. (Older kids can go to town with cut-outs or draw pictures.)
- Want more? Don't just stop with the front of the page. Add stickers, stamps or more drawings and pictures to the back, too! Just make sure that all the words have the same beginning letter.
- You can also include photos of family, friends and pets to make the book even more personal!
- Don't forget to design a special cover that lists your child as both the author and illustrator!
- Read the book together, saying the letter, then the sound of the letter, and identify the pictures/stickers that start with that letter.
How this builds brains: Oh, the building your child's brain will be doing! First, by cutting out pictures, writing letters, even using the glue stick, your kid is honing fine motor skills. Hearing the sound(s) of the letters and identifying the beginning letter of words will help your kid make letter-sound connections. And of course, reading to your child helps instill a life-long love of reading.
Get more brain-building activities for your kid! Check out our Brain Building Boot Camp with Dr. Christine Ricci.