Thank you for coming back to Azy Reading Journey website, where our goal is to make learning fun. In the last post, I talked about the educational toys, activities and materials that we are using to play the alphabet letters games with Azy. He is still showing signs of improvement, and now we are wondering, what comes after learning the alphabet.
At this time, we are not sure, but we know that whatever it is, we have to make sure that Azy will have fun. In the last post, I talked about the toys and games that were using to help Azy learn the letters. You can read more about that here.
In this post, I will continue to talk about the games, plus activities and materials.
As a reminder, these are what we are now using in playing alphabet games with Azy:
♦Magnetic and wooden letters
♦3D Wood alphabet letters puzzle board
♦LeapFrog Go-with-Me ABC Backpack/ Mr. Pencil
♦Foam letters and numbers
♦Double Sided Learning Board
♦Mickey Mouse ABC. 123 nesting & stacking blocks
Finding Easy Ways For Azy To Learn The Alphabet
In the last post, I also said that currently, the 3D Wood alphabet letters puzzle board is Azy’s favorite educational toy to play the alphabet letters games. You can read more about that here.
Azy is still using it, and sometimes he plays the game more than once. As you saw in the video, in the last post, he was having fun putting the letters in the incorrect slot. In the last post, I also talked about Azy doing activities using Mr. Pencil and Foam letters and numbers.
Go here to see more videos with Azy having fun playing alphabet letters games and learning the letters and colors.
Azy is also playing fun games with his Double Sided Learning Board and magnetic letters. In the video below, you will see him announcing the letters and placing them on the board.
He had issues with some of the letters, but overall, he did very well. You will also see him telling Mr. Pencil what the letters are and saying the color of the letters. What do you think?
Azy is still having fun with the Mickey Mouse ABC. 123 nesting & stacking blocks. Most of the times, he now stacks the blocks on each other, then he knocks them over and stacks them again. We are also using them the help with him with numbers
Next Step After Learning The Alphabet
Based on how Azy is doing with the letters of the alphabet, we feel that we can now introduce lower case letters. To date, we have only been using upper case letters because we wanted to make sure he was able to recognized and identified the letters.
In addition, we also did not want to give him too much to do at once.
However, since he is now doing much better with letter recognition and identification, we think that now is a good time to help him learn lower case letters.
On first try, he did not do well, and that was expected, because he is not yet familiar with them.
We are also planning to spend more time with helping Azy to learn the numbers, so that will be able to easily recognize and identify them. His Touch and Learn Activity Desk has an activity page that teaches numbers and counting, so we will be using it to help him with the numbers.
I wrote a review about the Touch and Learn Activity Desk.
You can read more about it here.
The list above is not the complete list of all that we are using, but they are the main learning toys for the activities and alphabet letters games that we are playing with Azy now.
He is still watching the LeapFrog DVDs, and he is interacting more with what he is seeing. At this time, it is hard to say which one of the DVD is his favorite because he now has 11.
Yes, we bought the LeapFrog 10 pack DVD, but he already had two of the DVDs that came in the pack. We also bought a DVD for him to learn the alphabet in Spanish.
Looking forward to seeing him watch the Spanish DVD. He understands the language, so we want to help him learn the alphabet in that language.
Azy now have 11 LeapFrog DVD because we had bought three before. So, now has the opportunity to choose from among several DVDs and watch the one of his choice.
He will learn from whichever one he chooses, because we have only given him the ones that that will help him to build on what he is already learning.
Azy Is Moving Toward Towards Reading
We feel that Azy is on the right track, and is moving towards reading. We are looking forward to using the reading program again and see how he interacts with it the second time around.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read about Azy’s reading journey. I would love to hear from you. What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.
Go here if you would like to see more videos of Azy having fun with learning the letters of the alphabet.
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Hello, my name is Jackie. My family members and I are teaching my grandson Azy to read and I am writing about the challenges and the joy that comes from doing so. My goal is to write articles that will encourage and help parents and others who want to do the same for their kids or other children. Thanks for travelling along with us. Blessings, Jackie
4 thoughts on “What Comes After Learning The Alphabet – More Fun For Azy”
I find your posts terribly refreshing, and not to say, entertaining. You are providing a great archival history of your grandson’s journey in learning to read. Also, into your techniques for teaching your grandson. This is a real-life experience letting your viewers participate in this journey with you. I almost feel like a proud grandparent, myself. I love watching the development of the loving relationship of bonding between you and Azy. I don’t think any parent could ask more from a series of postings. I will continue to re-visit this journey.
I am happy to hear that you found the article both refreshing and entertaining. I enjoyed teaching Azy’s mother, and I enjoying teaching Azy. We are having fun together, and seeing how he is progressing makes us all happy.
Looking forward for your revisit Burton.
Is it possible that Azy is dyslexic? One of my best friends is and struggled to learn how to read because of the condition. That aside, your blog will be a great resource for your family, and for Azy to look back on in future years. Very few of us have the luxury of being able to review detailed journalling of our early lives by parents or grandparents, when we’re older.
Thanks for your comment Gary, I am not sure what happen to first response.
Sorry to hear about your friend. No, Azy is not dyslexic. All kids does not learn the same way, so it is important for educators to be aware of that and use the method that the child responds to.
Yes, my blog will be a great resource for us, and I hope that it will help others to feel confident that they can do well in helping to teach kids at home.