Is your child ready to learn a new letter this week? Say adios to the letter C, and welcome the letter D. Together, you will learn all your kid needs to know about the fourth letter of the alphabet. One thing we always recommend doing is keeping the letter under study in sight. For example, as we mentioned in previous articles, it is very beneficial to have a whiteboard or chalkboard around the study area, with the letter of the week written in big colorful letters on it. To help your child in establishing a good hold of the letter D, its name, shape and sound, you can offer them to do some activities together to help them soak up all the knowledge they need at this stage.
One of the most basic practices you can do with your child to help them learn a letter is engage in meaningful conversation about it. For the letter D, make sure you ask them to describe what the letter looks like and what it reminds them of. For instance: the letter D has one straight line and one curved line.
Watch a video on the “Letter D” to engage your child with stimulating animations while also delivering useful information.
Print out these worksheets from the Kids Academy website:
Incorporating crafts and play into the learning curriculum encourages the child throughout the learning process and helps with information retention. There are many various activities for learning the letters of the alphabet. Here are some ideas you could use to teach your child the letter D:
By the end of the week, your child will be able to identify the letter D in its upper- and lowercase forms and pick up on its sound in any word they hear.
For more lessons on Pre-K English Language Arts, refer to the interactive catalog below.