Ever wanted to find a simple way to begin teaching your toddlers or preschool group letters? It’s really simple to teach toddlers ABC letters recognition. These super easy ways outlined in this post will give you PLENTY of ideas.
Alphabet games are a favorite on this blog! Find plenty of printable worksheets and hands-on alphabet activities for preschoolers here.
If you’re looking for fun activities using SIMPLE materials you might have on hand or can get for really cheap coins at the dollar store, keep reading!
Letter Recognition Age 2
The letter recognition age is the age when children are expected to recognize all of the letters in their alphabet.
The letter recognition age for most children is between 2 and 3 years old.
Some children may be able to recognize letters at a younger age, while others may not be able to recognize letters until they are older.
See 40+ alphabet matching activities and printable ideas here.
This can depend on a variety of factors such as how often they are read to, what kind of media they watch, and how much time they spend with other children who can read.
Teaching ABC to Toddlers
The letter recognition age 2 is the second stage of learning letters and sounds. The child should be able to recognize at least 18-20 letters.
At this point, the child should be able to recognize words that have a repeated letter sound.
For example, “cat” and “bat”. This age is also known as “letter recognition age 2”.
How to teach toddler’s ABC letters
Full Video explainer from the Purple Alphabet on Youtube! She goes into detail explaining how you could focus on letter activities for toddlers.
When you watch the video above, she goes into detail explaining how you could use alphabet stickers with simple paper and pen to do this letter identification activity:
Here’s another activity to practice letter formation, see letter b crafts here, these simple printables are engaging enough for toddlers and preschoolers alike. .
Some of the most important components of good letter knowledge is recognition.
The more toddlers and children learn through play, the more they will recognise their alphabet letters.
Here are some more fun ways to teach the alphabet:
- Alphabet Upper and Lowercase Printable Flower Pot Game
- 3 Fantastic Superhero Alphabet Printables Your Preschoolers Will LOVE
- Dr Seuss ABC Book Printables: Fun Alphabet Matching Cards
- Alphabet I Spy Printables Winter Busy Book Inserts
I love using clip cards to practice fine motor skills, and this activity below can be done using just small cards you can buy on Amazon in bulk and have the kids match the lowercase letters to uppercase letters on the cards using pegs.
Teaching 3 year olds letters and numbers
The most effective way to teach a 3-year-old is through play.
This is because it’s easier for children to learn through playing with toys and games, than through being read to or sitting in front of the TV.
Play helps children with their cognitive development, social skills and language development.
The best way to teach 3 year olds letters and numbers is through play.
Children are naturally curious, so they will be more likely to learn if they are playing with the letters and numbers. It is also important to keep the games simple, so they can understand it.
Use this simple game to get kids working with magnetic letters and tiles to match the letters to the maze!
Alphabet games with dry erase mats
This last game mentioned in the video above is the dry erase game where you use an erase board marker and write the letters on it.
Tell the child to erase the letter ‘Y’ and they will find it and erase it, ETC.
I hope these ideas to Teach Toddlers ABC Letters gave you some fun ideas for the next learning activity!