Launch Abby's Letter Garden

Entering preschool or kindergarten with some knowledge of the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make gives children a leg up on learning. Help children play the game in which they help Abby “grow” letters. You might:  

  • Help older children learn the exact letter strikes (younger children will benefit from “writing” on screen any way they like).  
  • Focus on the letters in children’s names.  
  • Together, name more words that start with each letter. Write that letter at the center of a sheet of paper, and draw those things around it. 
  • Help children practice writing letters on green paper to grow their very own letter garden, or decorate letters with drawings of flowers like Abby’s. 
  • Follow up with your own real-world letter hunt when you’re out and about by looking for certain letters on signs.