I’ve been working with our foster kid on her letters and words. She’s only three.
Her alphabet goes like this…
“A B C D E F G H I J A L M M O V Q R S mee 2 G W X Y and Geeee, now I said my ABGs, now what do you you think of me.”
Okay. She’s only three… pretty cute.
But to help her learn her letters, I spelled words for her. I spelled her name, pony, and other words that I know she likes.
I do the following routine: “P – O – N -Y, that spells Pony.” I have a page of at least twenty words on it.
After doing several words, I pointed to the word pony, and she said, “One, two, three, A – G – M -B -C, and that spells pony.” I blinked, totally confused but also impressed. I pointed to another word (pink). She said, “One, two, three, A, B, C, D, E… and that spells pink!”
I pointed to the word (food), and she said, “One, two, three… Q, A, A, B… and that spells food!” She gets Os and As confused, along with all the other letters. But she remembers the words!?
I think this is good for a three-year-old but I’m not sure. Either way, it’s been fun teaching her how to read. She’ll get the alphabet eventually because she seems intelligent and wants to learn.