About 2 months ago I started teaching my 2 (almost 3) year old son the alphabet. At first, I thought singing the alphabet song over and over would get him interested but that was a big fail. Every time I’d start to sing he would say, “stop mommy, stop singing!” Ultimately, I decided on a different approach— the letter of week strategy.
Starting with the letters in his name, each week I concentrate on one letter of the alphabet.
Reading, crafts, sensory, and fine motor play are all great ways to engage a toddler or preschooler when teaching the alphabet. I’ve been working with my son on his alphabet skills for about 10 weeks and his progression and interest in letters has exceeded my expectations tenfold.
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Don’t be intimidated if your toddler doesn’t take to the lesson plan right away. It took my son a few weeks but eventually, he got the hang of it and started to look forward to activity and craft time.
Below, you can print my free Letter Aa Lesson Plan that includes flashcard study, crafts, reading, activities, and worksheets— all concentrating on the letter A. You can also find some substitute crafts and additional resources below.
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Print your free Letter A Lesson Plan for preschoolers below.
Free worksheets, flashcards, and books to buy and download from the above lesson plan:
Free download- Letter A alphabet book The Measured Mom.
Flashcards from The Measured Mom.
Letter A Crafts:
- Uppercase A- Alligator
- Lowercase a- airplane
- Ant puppet
Letter A Books:
Letter A Activites:
- Apple Tree Letter Matching Game
- Apple Stamping
- Ape Puppet
- Letter Stamps in Playdoh
- Shaving Cream Letters
Letter A Worksheets:
- Free Ambulance Printable
- Free A is for Apple Printable
- Do A Dot Page
- Block Letters
- Letter Workbook/Tracing
- The Alphabet Tree
- Hey Little Ant
- Ten Apples Up on Top
- The Lady With the Alligator Purse
- The Ants Go Marching
What’s your approach to teaching the alphabet to your preschooler? Share some of your ideas below.
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Meagan has been married for seven years and is a proud new mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 18 years ago in high school; they got married 11 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her one year son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and fishing dog food from his mouth, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbeque anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.