When Teaching The Alphabet To Kids – Use Games To Make It Fun
Hello again friends, welcome back to Azy Reading Journey website. Azy is doing much better these days. He gave us a big surprised last weekend. On Saturday morning he said he wanted to do his lesson, when I looked at the time, it was 9:16 AM. Check out the videos below.
Can you imagine how happy I was to grant that request? I can definitely say that when teaching the alphabet to kids using games, they will really have fun and be more willing to participate. It will also make it easier to teach them.
Azy Is Having Fun Learning The Alphabet
Azy is surprising us more and more as the days go by. I feel so good to see how happy he is now, and how he is getting more and more willing to do his lesson. Looking back at when we first started, and remembering how he had difficulty focusing and how reluctant he was to do the activities, things have definitely gotten better. See more about his focusing problems here.
We have come a long way, even though there are still times when Azy does not want to stop playing and do the lesson. However, he is doing much better now compared to when we started. Therefore, I expect to see continuous improvement and more involvement from Azy as he continues to enjoy the activities that he is doing.
At this time, the LeapFrog Letter Factory DVD, the 2-1 Magnetic Matching Puzzle and the LeapFrog Go-with-Me ABC Backpack are Azy’s favorite. You can read more about the backpack here, and about the 2-1 Magnetic Matching Puzzle here. He uses the Magnetic Puzzle everyday and when he is given the opportunity to choose an activity, he chooses that learning tool.
We started with the letter, “A” and now we are at the letter “J.” You can read more about that here. However, Azy is also recognizing more of the letters even though we are not teaching those yet.
This is happening because he still watching the DVD and is liking it more, so he is interacting and learning the letters. When he chooses the Magnetic Puzzle, he asked for all the puzzle pieces and he puts them in their respective places. See another video below with Azy identifying the letter “Y” that we have not introduced yet.
We Made a Deal
When Azy first started to choose the Magnetic Puzzle activity, he would just put the puzzle pieces in place in silence. After he was finished doing that, later on, when it was time for him to do his lesson, he would say he did the lesson already. So, we made a deal with him and told him that he can get to use all the puzzle pieces, but only before or after he had done his lesson.
That is working very well, and he is cooperating because he loves that activity. In addition, doing this activity is also helping him to move ahead because of what he is learning on the LeapFrog Letter Factory DVD. You can read more about the DVD here.
Azy has a Disney Throw Blanket – World of Disney Alphabet Fleece with characters from A to Z. Characters includes Alice, Buzz Lightyear, Cheshire Cat, Donald Duck and more. A few days ago, he spread it out on the carpet and said he wanted to use it. He already knows some of the characters, and we are working on helping him to learn who the other characters are.
Azy got the blanket when he celebrated his last birthday, and now he is using it to learn the letters of the alphabet. I think that this blanket can be very helpful in teaching the alphabet to kids, especially to those who know the Disney characters.
Since Azy is now doing the Magnetic Puzzle activity every day, we bought a Disney Spot It Game Alphabet Learning Educational Toy Pictures Letters Matching and a 36Pcs Baby Child Number Alphabet Puzzle Foam Maths Educational Learning Toy.
He will get the opportunity to use these before or after he finished doing the Magnetic Puzzle activity. We will all be having fun using the Disney Spot It Game Alphabet Learning Educational toy with Azy.
Adding More Fun Games To Learning To Maintain Focus
The Disney Spot It Game is a card game, and up to eight people can play this play. It teaches the alphabet and words, so the whole family will be having fun, while Azy will be learning to match letters or pictures, develops focus, visual perception and language skills.
We have not used it yet, but based on the description, and since it is a game, it might be very beneficial in helping with teaching the alphabet to kids.
Azy can use the Alphabet Puzzle Foam as building blocks, puzzles or floor mat. These puzzle pieces are more suitable for babies, and the letters and numbers fall out easily. However, they are helping Azy to learn the letters of the alphabet and he is having fun using the foams to make little boxes.
Therefore, since all these toys are teaching Azy the letters of the alphabet, I believe that it is a good idea to use them along with the Magnetic Puzzle. In addition, using different activities will keep Azy from getting bored.
As always, thank you for travelling along with us on Azy’s reading journey. I would like to hear from you. Do you agree that when teaching the alphabet to kids we can use games to make it fun? Are you using any games to teach your kids, or knows someone who is doing so?
Please leave a comment. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. Thank you.