Alphabet recognition involves learning the names, shapes, and sounds of the letters in the alphabet, and it helps get kids ready for phonics learning. There are so many ways to introduce the alphabet to young children. Adding a little alphabet magic to your environment can be a great place to start.

Consider these playful ideas:

  • Post letters of the alphabet around the room.
  • Celebrate a letter of the day.
  • Place posters or signs with words on the walls.
  • Create name cards for kids to place on their desks, to label their cubbies, or to wear.
  • Provide a letter board, letter magnets, or letter blocks for kids to manipulate.


Read this article for even more ideas.

Now, do a quick survey of your setting. Are there opportunities to incorporate letter learning into your environment?

You can have endless fun with letters!