Now that your child has mastered the first letter of the alphabet, they can move on to the second letter, B. The letter B is a very fun letter to learn! Not only does its name match the name of the cute insect with black and yellow stripes, but it also gives your kid a chance to practice those curved lines they've been tracing in previous lessons. In this article, we will provide you with tips and activities that will help your child learn the letter B with minimal effort and maximum fun.
First and foremost, don’t forget to change the letter on the “Letter of the Week” board from Aa to Bb. Having the letter on display at all times helps the child retain a visual memory of it. It always helps if you talk with your kid about the letter under study and have a discussion about its shape before you move to its sounds. You can start the discussion by stating that the uppercase B has one straight line and two curved ones. Then ask them to describe the lowercase b.
Other fun activities you can do with your child to help them learn the letter B, its shape and sound are:
Watch a video about the Letter B to familiarize your kid with its name, shape and the sound it makes, in addition to some of the words that start with the letter. Bonus points for the adorable graphics that will no doubt keep your child interested and engaged.
Print out worksheets: you can find some very engaging worksheets on our website, kidsacademy.mobi, such as the “Letter B Tracig Page” where your child can trace the upper- and lowercase letters Bb. Then move on to relating the shape of the letter B to the sound it produces by tracing the first letter of the words “bee” and “bridge.
You can also invite your child a to color in the letter B and images of a bed and a ball in our “Letter B Coloring Sheet” worksheet.
Play Sticky Bee. For this activity, you will need to write the letter “B” in upper case on 5 sticky notes, and in lower case on another 5. Then, draw a bee on a big piece of cardboard, and let your child stick the uppercase “B” on one of the Bee’s wings, and the lowercase ones on the other wing. Not only will this activity help them differentiate between uppercase and lowercase shapes of the letter “B”, but it will also help them establish the relation between the shape of the letter and its sound through the use of the word “bee” and its picture.
Blowing Blue Bubbles: To teach your child the relation between the letter B and the sound it makes, have them perform the following activity and ask them to describe what they’re doing. First, you’ll need to mix some bubble solution with blue coloring. Then using a straw, have your child blow in the blue solution, and see the awe on their faces as they see the solution grow bigger with blue bubbles. As they describe the activity they’re performing, they’ll have to use words such as “blow”, “blue” “bubbles”.
You can implement these activities to your child’s study plan, and you can improvise and make up activities when the opportunity presents itself. As long as your child shows interest and engages in the activity, it is beneficial for them.
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