Today I wanted to share a simple yet insanely effective tool for helping your little ones learn their ABCs. You can really and truly teach the ABCs using pictures. I made one of these for my girls about 6 months ago and have since been obsessed with sharing and wanting to make them for everyone I know.
How to Teach the ABCs using Pictures?
The idea is to create a book of pictures from A to Z using only people, friends, family, and objects that are special to your child.
For example: R is for Rawley (our dog)
I used a combination of picture editing apps on my phone and the Paint software on the computer. You could also use PowerPoint or other editing software.
The captions need to be simple, you don’t want a lot of words.
Warning: You may have to get creative with some letters!
Then, you can send them to your nearest picture place, I used Wal-Mart. The last step is to insert them into a cute little photo album and you are all set. You can pick up photo albums at the Dollar Store for a buck!
All in all this project won’t cost you more than a few dollars but it will be Oh So Worth It.
There are a couple of great reasons for making your little one a book like this.
The first, it helps preserve important people and events in their lives. You may have family that lives far away that your kiddos may not get to see too often. Or you may have had an amazing trip somewhere that everyone just can’t stop reminiscing about. Those are valuable memories and they can help your little ones take their first steps towards reading.
Which brings me to point #2, this picture book will help your child recognize the letters of the alphabet, letter sounds, and maybe even their first attempts at reading. Since giving B her picture book she has been able to identify a letter anywhere, make the letter sound, and name the family member from her book that it stands for. If she sees the letter L she will say, “LLLLL for Lacey.”
In just a short amount of time and for only a few dollars you can have your kids learning their letters, remembering family near and far, and celebrating great memories.
I am still so amazed at what B learned and has retained just from looking through this book. It has been such a fun tool for us to use while learning letters and sounds.
What other personalized crafts or activities have you created to help your kiddos learn a new skill?
If you have any questions about this book or want more information please feel free to let me know.