If you teach at home or have a classroom for many children, then you know that the first thing many of these children learn is how to read and write using alphabets and numbers. It’s just something that comes intuitively for them. If you’ve ever had to teach a child to read, you know how important it is to get this early learning right, because reading to a child is one of the most crucial development stages in their life. And yet, in many families, including many of those in the United States, it seems like the alphabet doesn’t quite fit the young minds, especially when it comes to their first few letters. This is where alphabet worksheets for kindergarten come in handy.
Alignment with K and J: Some of the most basic items found in every American kitchen are almost always found in the hickory kitchen cabinets; the can opener, the butter knife, the microwave, and so on. It may seem strange to associate the kitchen with reading and writing, but there is a good reason for it. You see, many of the foods we eat, particularly the more “acidic” foods (i.e., tomatoes and onions) contain lactic acid, which makes it very difficult for our little brains to process. By teaching our young minds to associate (for instance, the can opener above with K) this acid with its actual location in the kitchen, we can create a space in the brain where learning can occur without as much confusion as might otherwise occur.
Alphabet worksheets for kindergarten can also help children memorize their ABCs. How? In the words of the popular children’s TV show, ‘Dora,’ whose motto is ‘meditation for a better life,’ there is an instruction for parents as well as for children on how to recognize the common alphabetical letters. The show’s main character, a rainbow-colored princess, recites these alphabetical words as she invites her friends over to meet her new best friend, Boots. As children listen and watch, they learn each letter by name, until finally they realize that the alphabet doesn’t make a ‘wedge’ when you put those letters together… it just makes a loop.