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Alphabet Teaching Cards

Unlock the magic of letters with Alphabet Teaching Cards, delightful companions to the enchanting world of Alphabet Tales! Designed as fun and engaging reminders of the lovable characters inside the book, these cards feature images reflecting each tale's title illustration. On the reverse, discover valuable tips on teaching letter formation and handy hand-motion guides. Dive into tactile activities that reinforce each letter's shape, ensuring a lasting connection in your child's memory. The true power lies in the synergy of Alphabet Tales and Teaching Cards—no need for tedious drills or memorization. Let the stories and images effortlessly guide the way, transforming the alphabet learning experience into an enjoyable adventure!

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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 Teaching Cards are available in three formats:

  • Physical   physical cards measuring 5.5" x 4.25"
  • Download  - printable PDF file of the cards
  • Slideshow  – includes PowerPoint format with audio

Unlock the magic of learning with Alphabet Teaching Cards – vibrant and engaging companions to the enchanting world of Alphabet Tales


  • On the front, each card showcases delightful images corresponding to the title images in Alphabet Tales, captivating young learners.

    Flip to the reverse side for a practical guide on teaching children to write each letter, complete with hand motion instructions.

    Encourage children to engage in the tactile activities, providing time for their newfound knowledge to transition into long-term memory.

    *The activities on the back are the same ones that are included in Alphabet Tales.

Long-Term Applications

  • Incorporate the cards into various learning activities, ensuring flexibility in their use based on the needs of your students.

    Use the cards in one-on-one sessions, small group activities, or as part of larger classroom instruction.

    Periodically review the cards to reinforce letter shapes, sounds, and associated hand motions.

    Encourage students to use the cards independently as a self-paced learning tool.

    Make the learning experience interactive by involving students in discussions about the characters and stories associated with each letter.

While the Alphabet Teaching Cards were designed to supplement Alphabet Tales, they can be used independently or as a complement to other alphabet materials.
By following these steps, you can leverage the Alphabet Teaching Cards as a dynamic and versatile resource that enhances alphabet learning, making it both enjoyable and effective for young learners.

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 Teaching Cards include an image and follow-up activities for all 26 letters of the alphabet

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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.