Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents

Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents

by Cynthia (Cindy) Johnson

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Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents by Cynthia (Cindy) Johnson

Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents is designed to allow teachers and parents of two to six-year-old children to explore the world around them in a fun and exciting way by using the alphabet. Children at this young age need experiences that involve all the senses. Art, health, safety, science, geography, social studies, history, language arts, mathematics, music and literature are integrated throughout the activities in this book. Directions for projects are easy to read and follow and the materials are basic and inexpensive. There are no worksheets in Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents. Hundreds of other books are available with suitable pencil and paper activities to aid children in proper written letter formation.

When I taught kindergarten, I always was looking for ideas to help teach each letter of the alphabet. While I was able to accomplish this, it was very time-consuming. I thought it would be a great idea to combine all my ideas for the alphabet into one resource for teachers. The ideas here can easily be adapted for use in Sunday school and homeschool applications. This is in no way a comprehensive list. These are ideas I gathered over years of teaching.

"Studying" one letter a week allows time for many types of activities. One can start at the beginning of the alphabet, complete vowels first or skip around. Note that adult supervision is required in all areas.

If you are reading this as a classroom teacher, it is important to include and involve parents. Inform them in advance of the letter which will be studied for the week. Ask for volunteers to assist with projects and donations of supplies or money to purchase them. Many parents or relatives could serve as special guests, if for nothing other than to read a book or two to the class. Encourage parent participation and everyone will benefit.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033009718
Publisher: Cynthia (Cindy) Johnson
Publication date: 01/12/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 404 KB

About the Author

Cindy A. Johnson has lived in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee since 2006. She loves to read and write, work in her flower and vegetable gardens, feed and watch the birds in the yard, sit on the front porch looking at the mountains and go camping with her husband and teenage son. She also enjoys watching wildlife and playing with her three cats and Australian Shepherd. Cindy has been writing off and on for more than twenty years. She has had numerous articles published in print magazines and online. Alphamania: An Alphabet Resource for Teachers and Parents is her first book and was inspired by many years of teaching elementary school students.

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