Preschool Language & Literacy Development
Now Available! Multi-Sensory ABC Twiggles Curriculum
The ABC Twiggles program is a research-based curriculum with an engaging blend of technology, literature, and instructional teacher support.
Did you know that e arly literacy research suggests that early literacy skills like alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, letter recognition, and writing letters are the strongest and most consistent predictors of later success in reading.
ABC Twiggles features a multisensory program that incorporates visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic techniques and learning activities. Immersed in an environment with sights and smells, language and auditory rhythm, and opportunities for gross and fine motor movement, each letter of the alphabet is presented to children in a variety of integrated contexts, thus enhancing children’s memory of alphabet letters and their corresponding sounds.
Learn more about the program and view all resources for the Letter A for Free!
Other Early Literacy Activities:
Teach the alphabeth song
Read alphabeth books together
Help your child to recognize her/his name. Write the letters of his/her name and say each letter as you write it. Have your child find the letters in her/his name on billboards or store signs.
An easy way to introduce your child to capital and lowercase letters is to help your child to practice writing his or her name. Point out that the first letter of the name is a capital letter, while the rest of the letters are lowercase letters.
Read to your child as often as possible so that they get exposed to literature. Ask your child to find letters in books, magazines, etc.
Look for words and letters everywhere you go: on traffic signs, on restaurants, in advertising, at the grocery store.
View also the kindergarten milestones for language and reading skills
Taktile learning. Use a plastic sheet protectors for each letter printout. Help your child to form letters on top of the plastic using yarn, play-dough, or cookie dough.
Make an alphabet book with a page for each letter. With your child cut out pictures from magazines and catalogs that begin with each letter. Glue each picture to its appropriate page.
Letter A activities and crafts
See more preschool ABC letter activities and crafts
This little snowman (coming soon!)
Great Parents and Teacher Resources
Teachers: Put Reading First
Parents: A Child Becomes a Reader