Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child the Alphabet

Written by Patty Hone

1. Make an Alphabet Book Make your own alphabet book with your kids. You can purchase a blank paper book at an educational supply store or you can make one with construction paper and a three-hole punch. Help your child make a page with each letter. You can have him writerepparttar letter or findrepparttar 143691 letter in an old magazine and cut it out. Cut out pictures from an old coloring book or magazine that has words that start withrepparttar 143692 letter onrepparttar 143693 page.

2. Playrepparttar 143694 ABC game whenever you drive somewhere This is an easy and fun way to teach your childrepparttar 143695 alphabet. Whenever you drive anywhere playrepparttar 143696 ABC game. Have your child findrepparttar 143697 letter A on billboards, or license plates, or signs. Start withrepparttar 143698 letter A and then look for letter b, c, etc. Once you finishrepparttar 143699 alphabet you can play again.

3. Singrepparttar 143700 Alphabet Song Children love to sing and what better song to sing thanrepparttar 143701 Alphabet Song. Start your day off with a song or two and be sure to includerepparttar 143702 ABC song.

4. Playrepparttar 143703 Alphabet Memory Game You can purchase flashcards ofrepparttar 143704 alphabet or make your own with card stock paper or construction paper. Have your child matchrepparttar 143705 capital letter A torepparttar 143706 lowercase letter a. Or you can start with letters that are all lowercase or all capital. Each time your child matchesrepparttar 143707 letters have him tell you what letter it is.

5. Make Alphabet Cookies What child doesn’t love cookies? Get alphabet cookie cutters or use frosting to writerepparttar 143708 letter on each cookie. Have your child tell you which letter he wants to eat!

6. Make an Alphabet Photo collage Purchase disposable cameras for your child. Take a trip outside, torepparttar 143709 park, zoo, or wherever. Spend your time looking for pictures of words that start withrepparttar 143710 letter A or B, or whichever letter you choose. When you getrepparttar 143711 photos developed let your child cut them out and glue them onto a collage. Have your child write or tracerepparttar 143712 letter for your photo collage onto construction paper and gluerepparttar 143713 photos around. Children love taking pictures and this is a lot of fun.

Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your Child Numbers

Written by Patty Hone

1. Count items aroundrepparttar house Gather up items around your house such as buttons, pencils, paper clips, etc. Put them in stacks and count them with your child.

2.Play Hopscotch Use chalk and draw a hopscotch game outside. Make sure to sayrepparttar 143690 numbers out loud as you play.

3. Play "Go Fish" Play "Go Fish" with a deck of playing cards. You can take outrepparttar 143691 face cards to play. Kids love playing games. This one is a lot of fun and they will be learning atrepparttar 143692 same time.

4. Cook with your kids Include your child when you cook. Have him countrepparttar 143693 cups of milk,repparttar 143694 tablespoons of margarine, orrepparttar 143695 eggs when you cook. Show himrepparttar 143696 recipe as you cook so he can follow along.

5. Read counting books Check out counting books fromrepparttar 143697 library. Read counting books to your child. Have him practice counting as you readrepparttar 143698 book.

6. Have a treasure hunt Fold up ten pieces of paper. On each piece of paper draw a number of items. For example, draw one fish, two triangles, or three apples. Also write a clue onrepparttar 143699 paper telling where to findrepparttar 143700 next number "clue". Startrepparttar 143701 game with number one and end withrepparttar 143702 number ten. Have your child countrepparttar 143703 items onrepparttar 143704 page before you readrepparttar 143705 clue.

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