101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet (Review With Bonus!)
When #thebigone was young, I worked full time outside of the home. He attended educationally based daycare centers until I stopped working when he was four. The centers had high standards and strong curriculum, so I never worried about him learning his alphabet. Now that I am a stay at home mom I have #thelittleone with me full time. The pressure of making sure #thelittleone learns everything is slowly building. Without a background in education, I’m feeling unsure about my abilities to effectively teach him. Rationally, I know that playing and reading is exactly what kids need to learn. But the nervous mama side of me needs some concrete guidance. I was thrilled to discover 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet, and am excited to be able to share it with you today.
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101 Ways to teach the alphabet
This brand new guide completely provides everything needed to help young children develop strong alphabet skills. The book was written by Katie Stokes from Gift of Curiosity, who has extensive training and experience in teaching young children, as well as being a mom herself. 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet begins with the information needed as a foundation for parents. The book lays out what it means to truly learn the alphabet, what development with age may look like, and exactly why this strong knowledge base is so important for children. The guide is intended for kids 2 and older. It helps with a variety of skills, including identifying letters with their shapes, names, & sounds, writing letters, and matching capital & lowercase letters.
As the title suggests, it contains 101 ideas for activities that will help teach the alphabet. The activities take on a wide variety of formats. You’ll have no trouble finding some that interest your child, work with the supplies you have on hand, or fit the time frame you have available. The guide is perfect for parents, teachers, or any caregiver concerned with helping kids learn as much as possible. For craft-loving kiddos there are options that include do-a-dots, Play-Doh, and markers . Kids who love hands on play and movement might prefer the activities that involve squirt guns, hockey, or hopscotch. The list of ideas is incredible, and truly very diverse.
With 101 ideas to choose from, you’ll have no trouble keeping your children engaged while they are actively learning. Who needs ideas for the fast approaching summer break from school? (We do, for sure!) You could use a different activity to teach the alphabet every day and still have more to choose from! The book includes 800 (yes, 800) printable pages to accompany the alphabet activities, making it a truly complete guide. Be sure to check the rest of this post to hear about the special launch week free bonuses being offered as well!
Although the book officially launched early this morning, I was lucky enough to get an early peek at it. The value of this product is incredible. I will be able to 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet with #thelittleone straight through until he starts kindergarten. How often can you buy one package of learning materials and use them for 3 or 4 years without you or your kids getting bored?! For families with multiple children, it’s going to be a great investment. You can adapt the activities to include all your children, allowing them to play and learn together. For families that recognize the importance of a strong familiarity with the alphabet in relation to literacy, 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet is the perfect choice.
Gotta Have it?
To celebrate the launch of 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet, Katie is offering a discount and bonus goodies to any readers who purchase the electronic version by 10pm PST on April 2. Buyers will save $5, making their price $14.97. They’ll receive 3 bonuses- Letter Knowledge Assessment Pack, Letter Sounds Cards, and a Letter Reversal Tool Kit.
If you’re a bit old school like me, and prefer the physical version of books, that is also available. Although the savings will not apply to this purchase, you can email your purchase receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim the 3 bonuses mentioned above. Both options are an excellent deal, so be sure to choose the format you are most likely to use with your family!
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Don’t need to tackle the alphabet but still looking for ways to help your children learn more? Check out Gift of Curiosity’s extensive shop of low-cost printables! There’s bound to be a topic to spark your child’s interest and actively engage them in learning! (Lots of freebies too!)