Hello again friends, welcome back to Azy Reading Journey website. Azy is doing much better these days. Using games when teaching the alphabet to kids is really helping.
Azy 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 a review about the backpack here.
Read more 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 and let me know what you think.
If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. Thank you.
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
6 thoughts on “When Teaching The Alphabet To Kids – Use Games To Make It Fun”
This is such an amazing and thorough post! When my kids were young I always loved the leap frog products. The magnetic puzzles sound like a lot of fun as well as the card game! Looks like he is coming along quite fast. That is awesome! What a cutie too! I think that learning starts at home at an early age. My first daughter went to a head start program before kindergarten but I think it is great to be able to spend so much time with Azy. A lot of parents will definitely benefit from your advice and style of learning! Thanks for taking the time to produce this helpful site! Congrats!
I think that LeapFrog makes a lot of good educational products. Yes, the magnetic puzzle is a fun game. Azy loves it. From what we have read of the card game, it sounds like a fun game. We still have not played it yet with Azy.
Compared to when we first started, Azy has come a very long way and he is moving along very nicely now. Thanks on him being a cutie, we hear that a lot.
I agree that learning should start at home at an early age. It does help kids to do better in school. I am glad that I have the time now to spend with Azy. Thanks, parents teaching kids need fresh ideas from time, and I hope that I will be able to help them make learning interesting and fun.
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I am glad to hear that you enjoyed reading my post. Thanks for not being silent and for letting me know that you found the information you were looking for. It is my desire to provide quality information that is helpful to others. So, it is nice to hear that all your questions were answered in detail.
I feel good now that I had decided to share about Azy’s Reading Journey. It is good to hear that others will benefit from the information that I have provided. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Thanks Peter, glad to hear that you think the post is useful.
we have seen first hand how using games to teach the alphabet has worked wonders for Azy.
Not only does he enjoys the games that we play, but he is doing very well with letter recognition and identification.