How to learn letters?
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Any mother wants her baby to learn to read as soon as possible. Given the children's memory, which is particularly flexible, it is not at all difficult to educate a child. It is enough to begin with the study of letters, and create an atmosphere that will bring pleasure from the lessons to both mother and baby. Let's talk more about how to quickly and easily learn letters with a child.
Learning letters with a child
It is no secret that any child is a real fidget, so it’s impossible to keep a mobile child in one place. Boring or improperly constructed classes will not give results, so train your kid only by playing with him. For example, it may be learning a letter with an imitation of what sounds animals make. After learning M and Y, say MU together. The letters G, A, B will give a wonderful and child-friendly word “Woof.”
Do not forget to also apply bright pictures, cards with letters and coloring. Everything should be eye-catching, interesting and exciting.
You may want to "shove" the whole alphabet into the head of the child at once, and if such a thought arose, drop it immediately. The kid is not able to catch the nuances of the alphabet for a couple of days. Therefore, stretch the learning process, starting with the simplest.
It is believed that vowels are the easiest to remember, so start with the letters A, O, U, I, E. They are not only pronounced effortlessly, but also remembered by a child without any difficulty. At the same time try to make simple words. For example, if you learn the letters A and Y, build the word AU, which will be easily remembered by the child. Having learned with him A, go to the letter P. Together you will get the word "DAD", which the child will also easily learn and remember how it is spelled.
On the study of the Russian alphabet, read the article How to learn the alphabet.
Make clear sounds
Despite the fact that the letters in the alphabet have their own names, pronounce them as sounds. Do not tell the child "Ka" or "El", but only clearly voice them as "K" or "L". Why? So far, the baby can not think in the abstract, so it will immediately become a dead end for him to read the word. After learning the letter as it sounds in the alphabet, the child will apply this knowledge when reading simple words, so instead of “Mom” you will hear “Emaema”.Do not be surprised: it was you yourself who taught him that it is necessary to pronounce the letters in this way.
There is nothing more wonderful than the game with cubes, which depict small letters. When the baby learns the basic letters, it's time to make short words out of them. You can play the game by competing, which of you will come up with more words and, of course, allow the kid to win so that the child will feel that he can learn the letters and slowly read.
Do not scold
Even if the child fails, and you lose patience, do not show it in any way. There is always a place for failure in training, but only a persistent and patient teacher will achieve the expected results. Remember that it is very easy to discourage a child, and it is unlikely that it will be possible to interest him again, so hide your irritation and make every effort to ensure that the classes bring not only benefit but also pleasure to you and your baby.
Read also the article How to teach a child letters.
When to start classes?
This question worries any mother who plans to teach a child letters. Opinions usually diverge: psychologists recommend to postpone classes until the child reaches 4 years of age, while teachers are convinced that a child can be taught from the age of 2 years.
In fact, there is no exact answer to this question, since only parents feel when exactly the child is ready to learn. As a rule, it is impossible to miss this moment, so if you notice that your child enthusiastically enumerates the cubes with letters, reaches for books and absorbs new information with interest, start working with him. By following simple rules, you can achieve great results.