Our toddlers love songs and rhymes and even learning the alphabet.
They love touching and feeling (and even tasting) everything around them.
Toddlers learn better and retain more when they use more senses. That is why we include hands-on alphabet activities with them.
In this post, I will give you some ideas on how toddlers can use their senses to learn, experience and discover the letters of the alphabet.
I am including a few Montessori items as well, in case you were wondering about venturing in that direction.
There are free alphabet homeschool printables for you as well.
The free alphabet printables include each letter of the alphabet in uppercase and lowercase.
Moveable Alphabet Letters
This is the Montessori Manuscript Moveable Alphabet. It comes in a wooden box with dividers to keep each set of letters organized.
All consonants are red and all vowels are blue. We used a simple sentence strip to practice.
Practicing Alphabet Letter Names and Sounds
My Toddler (3 years old) took one letter at a time to set them carefully on the red line. She did that for the entire alphabet.
Forming Words and Sentences
After going over the alphabet letters and the letter sounds using the Moveable Alphabet, I asked her which words she would like to learn to spell.
Her first choice was her name. Her second choice was “mom.”
Her third choice were sight words that she already knows.
This makes sense because it was making her feel successful in forming words on her own.
Alphabet Resources that We Love
These aren’t preschool printables and alphabet worksheets, but rather notebooking pages that help with learning.
Relating Letters with Objects
Each letter comes out easily, but it does stay put when put back in.
Fun and Discovery with the Alphabet
Behind the foam, there is a cardstock sheet with images. When placed correctly and a letter is removed, an image shows.
The image name begins with the letter that was removed. My Toddler had a wonderful time playing the guessing game.
I recommend using both to make connections between upper case and lower case letters and what they look like.
Beginning Sounds in Words
Even my 5-year old enjoyed playing the game of discovering the objects behind the letters.
For a higher level game, I was asking Brother to spell the words, if her could. He did a very good job!
Click on the images to get more information on these resources.
Free Alphabet Montessori at Home Homeschool Alphabet Printables
I am happy to bring you a set of free printable alphabet letters for toddlers for you to use in your home to teach the letters of the alphabet.
They are simple, but very helpful. I actually made these back in 2010 when my son was an infant.
What’s a restaurant bag? It is the bag where I kept a few snacks for him, bibs, baby wipes and a few items to entertain him.
Toddler Alphabet Printables
This alphabet set was one of 5 that I had in the restaurant bag and I always took them out while we were waiting for our food.
We used these with him until he was about 4 years old, so they last a while and they are easy to travel with.
I hope your little ones have as much fun as we did using these cards!
Get your printable alphabet letters for preschoolers and toddlers below!
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