Alphabetology is a simple and effective guide for teaching the ABC's, letter sounds, and beginning reading. This guide offers fun activities and a kinesthetic connection (body movement) for each letter. Activities can be done with few or no materials. There are two pages for each letter. Vowel pages feature the short vowel sound since the long vowel simply says its name. Keep it simple or go crazy with a letter party. Have a pizza party picnic or make pancakes in your pajamas to learn the letter and sound for "Pp." Greater learning takes place when the experience is fun and memorable.
This multi-sensory approach extends learning to math, science, social studies, art, and character education through play! This guide is for busy, on-the-go parents who want to give their children a head start and early childhood educators who want grab and go ideas.. Alphabetology talks about "letter cards." These can be index cards with the upper and lower case letters written on them.
For parents or for educators to share with parents: This guide also includes sections on the basics of phonemic awareness, how to assess progress, 13 things every Kindergartener should know, and how to transition to early reading.
Review: Alphabetology is the humorous word Ginny Priest uses to describe her series of delightful games and activities. Become an alphabetologist and you can help your child master the very serious task of learning the names and sounds of the alphabet by immersing yourselves in a fun-filled, frolicking festival of sounds. Peggy Kaye author of the "Games for series" including "Games for Reading" and "Games for Learning."