Learning the letters of the alphabet is usually one of the primary goals of children's early school years. Drilling your little one on the name and sound of each letter is not much fun for either of you, and it probably isn't a necessary activity for your preschooler. However, building your child's familiarity with each letter can be done in a gentle fashion that is both enjoyable and productive.
One way to work on letter recognition is with simple projects. View this list to find ideas for kid-friendly projects for the letters A through D.
If you are looking for more ideas for familiarizing your child with the alphabet, check out "Ready, Set, Read: Building a Love of Letters and Literacy Through Fun Phonics Activities" by Janet Chambers. This book is filled with activities, projects and hands-on experiences for each letter of the alphabet.
Over the next few weeks, ideas for the rest of alphabet will be presented. If you would like to be notified when these lists are released, please click the "Subscribe" button under the headline above. In the meantime, enjoy this list of ideas for the letters A, B, C and D.