Obvious Letters - A book review
Recently, I had the pleasure of perusing this marvelously obvious way to
help children learn about the letters of the alphabet.
In this book, you won't find the everyday picture of a ball with the
letter "b" underneath. Instead, you will find a backpack in the shape of
the letter "b"! A caterpillar forms the letter "c" and a digger is
formed with the capital letter "D".
The idea here is to combine recognition of an object with the sound of
the letter that it begins with. This gives the child an object to
associate the letter with in an easy to remember form. For further
learning fun, adults can photocopy the pages so that the letters can be
Children of preschool age and up will find this book fun and easy to
follow with its large black and white pictures and colored letters. The
letters seem to hop off the page making it even easier for young eyes to
focus on the object and its sound.
The fact that all of the letters in this book are shaped in to an object
that a child can recognize, makes it an invaluable learning tool, even
for the very young. This is a wonderful book for parents, educators,
homeschoolers, or just for some fun bed time reading.
© Amanda Formaro
Amanda Formaro is the mother of four children. She and her husband live
in southern Nevada. She is also the owner of familycorner.com magazine
at http://familycorner.com | email her at: WebMom@familycorner.com
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