Kindergarten Alphabet Booklet

Kindergarten alphabet booklet for young students to practice their tracing and letter recognition skills. Booklet has all 26 letters of the English alphabet. Recommended for 3-4 years old.

Kindergarten Alphabet Booklet

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The Importance of the Alphabet

The alphabet is foundation of learning the English language effectively. It helps us recognise the way the letters, sounds and words are pronounced. It is the basis of the language that is often introduced at the very early stages. It is the simplest form of learning the letters and their sounds.

Teaching the alphabet is a simple process. Singing the ‘ABC’ song or even the phonics song is highly beneficial for young learners. Not only will they develop their vocabulary range and understanding of the sounds, it will also help their sequencing and pattern skills. The alphabet is the stepping stone to writing, especially spelling.

By learning the alphabet, learners can pick up:

  • Key pronunciation skills
  • Thinking about the language more (linking words with the letter)
  • Sound recognition ability

Phonics

Phonics is essential for children to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that makes independent reading more efficient. Phonetic reading is very important in the education of children. Phonetic reading can help children learn new words independently.

The main advantage of phonics is that is it helps increase a child’s fluency in reading. Fluency does not regard speed, it means reading the text accurately with the correct pronunciation. Through practice the speed that a child can read will be built up.

Blending is key when it comes to phonics. It involves combining all the sounds to make the word. The hardest obstacle for teachers is getting the students to understand the technique. Through practice and patient, students will be able to pick it up.

Useful Links

For more worksheets: http://www.mrgregenglish.com/mr-gregs-worksheets/

For teaching resources: http://www.mrgregenglish.com/teaching-resources/

Mr. Greg

An English teacher from Scotland who made a website to share resources for free with the whole world! Currently based in Hong Kong, teaching in an International Kindergarten and tutoring Primary students.

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