The adult reads the book. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert or a similar alphabet book.
Ask the children what sounds specific letters in the book make.
The child identifies some sounds associated with letters in the alphabet.
Early childhood educators and parents can use many opportunities during the day to point out letters and sounds in environmental print and in books. Give children materials to practice writing, and when books are read talk about the words and the letters and sound-letter associations. Children can also find certain letters they know or find matching letters on the page. Help them identify the sounds the letters make in the words on the page. Also, it is important to let children dictate what they want to write to an adult or older sibling so they can see their words in print and read them back. This helps them learn the writing and reading process.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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