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Alphabet Classroom Kit

Unlock the magic of learning with our Alphabet Classroom Kit! Alphabet Tales whisk your little ones away to Alphabury Wood, where charming characters bring letters to life in delightful stories. The Alphabet Teaching Cards and Display Cards turn lessons into interactive adventures, while Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic, and Auditory Alphabet offers hands-on mini lessons for every letter. And that's not all – the kit includes 24 Alphamats, turning alphabet practice into a sensory-rich experience. Say goodbye to dull routines and hello to joyful learning – the Alphabet Classroom Kit is your passport to exciting education!

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Introducing the alphabet to young learners is a crucial first step on their reading journey. While the ABC song sparks excitement and familiarity, it's not sufficient preparation for the complexities of reading. From early exposure to language in the womb to the development of rich oral skills, children embark on a natural progression. However, the leap to abstract symbols can pose challenges, especially when connecting sounds to letters. Merely learning letter names falls short in preparing children for this vital transition.

Child1st Alphabet resources present a groundbreaking method for teaching the alphabet that goes beyond conventional approaches. Each letter is thoughtfully crafted to visually resemble a specific object, such as F for Flag or M for Mountain. This unique design creates a visual hook, aiding in easy recall and recognition. Unlike traditional associations like "A for Apple," these resources take a novel approach by making each letter represent the actual object itself. The accompanying stories intricately link each letter with its corresponding sound, a fundamental skill crucial for early reading. The stories serve as a tool to reinforce the connection between the letter, its shape, and the associated sound. Encourage multi-sensory learning by incorporating hands-on activities and discussions, allowing children to engage with the material in various ways. Regular practice, emphasizing distinct shapes and sounds, and customization based on individual learning styles further enhance the effectiveness of Child1st Alphabet resources. By integrating visual mnemonics, object identification, storytelling, and multi-sensory learning, these resources provide a dynamic and effective approach to alphabet instruction, laying a strong foundation for reading readiness.

Alphabet Classroom Kit is available in two formats:

  • Physical   physical copies of the books, cards, and mats
  • Download  - printable PDF files of the books, cards, and mats

Unlock the full potential of your Alphabet Classroom Kit to propel your students toward success! 

  • Alphabet Tales
    Begin your journey with Alphabet Tales, where captivating stories unfold in Alphabury Wood. Read one story at a time, making learning enjoyable for your little ones.
  • Alphabet Teaching Cards
    These vibrant cards complement Alphabet Tales, featuring lovable characters. The front mirrors the tale's images, serving as a visual reminder. These cards are great for a variety of use in long-term applications.
  • Alphabet Display Cards
    Reinforce letters in context! Post the Display Alphabet in your classroom to provide a visual reference for your learners. 
  • Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic, and Auditory Alphabet
    The lessons in this book can also be found in the back of Alphabet Tales as well as on the backs of the Alphabet Teaching Cards. They reinforce letter shapes and sounds and provide kinesthetic activities to cater to various learning styles.

    Use the 24 Alphamats included in the kit for multisensory alphabet practice. This large pack should allow each student to have one of their own. The front features characters from Alphabet Tales, and the back is a dry-erase surface for endless writing practice.

    Customize for Your Classroom 
    Incorporate these resources into your daily routine, ensuring consistent and enjoyable learning experiences for your students.
    Tailor the use of the kit to suit your classroom's unique needs. Mix and match elements or use them sequentially – the kit is designed for flexibility.

Learning the alphabet doesn't have to be mundane. Enjoy the journey with your students, making each step a delightful exploration of letters and sounds.
Transform your classroom into a vibrant hub of learning with the Alphabet Classroom Kit – where education meets excitement!

For an enriched learning experience, consider pairing with these other great Child1st resources for an engaging multisensory learning experience!

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What's Included

  • Alphabet Tales
  • Alphabet Teaching Cards
  • Alphabet Display Cards
  • Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic, and Auditory Alphabet
  • Alphamats – 24 Pack 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I help a child struggling with letters and their sounds?

Stories and visuals serve as potent instruments for engaging and educating children. Young learners naturally gravitate toward visual stimuli, stories that captivate their imagination, and interactive, tactile experiences. When crafting each letter of the alphabet, align its shape with a recognizable object. This association links the letter's form with its corresponding sound. By incorporating images, children can seamlessly connect letter shapes with their phonetic sounds. The addition of stories and imagery reinforces the memorization of letters and their associated sounds. Furthermore, the inclusion of hands-on and tactile activities enhances the learning experience.

What letters should children learn first?

Teaching the alphabet in the traditional alphabetical order, as seen in the alphabet song, isn't inherently magical or more effective. Letters in words don't always follow the alphabetical sequence either. Alphabet Tales takes a different approach by presenting the alphabet in a deliberate order that enables young learners to construct simple words right away. This approach offers a clever and practical way to demonstrate the purpose of letters to children. For instance, Alphabet Tales introduces the Letter A and its associated sound first, followed immediately by the letter T. This allows children to form the word "AT." Subsequently, the introduction of the letter C forms the word "CAT," and so on. By showing the practical application of letters and their sounds, Alphabet Tales provides a more meaningful and engaging way for young children to learn.