Have you started teaching letters to your toddler yet? If so, how do you go about it? Do you use books, flash cards, toys, or something else? What age did you start?
If you haven’t started yet, don’t panic! There is plenty of time. Even if your child has just started school and you haven’t done anything with them at home, it’s ok. You’ll be surprised how much they’ve picked up anyway, and their brains are little sponges at this age so they won’t take long to catch up.
If you’ve been thinking about teaching letters now but don’t know where to start, first of all… Relax. It doesn’t need to feel like work – for either of you! I’m over at Wriggly Rascals this week, talking about ways to make letter learning fun. Head over to the blog now, to find out what my three (yep, just three!) top tips are. While you’re there and your mind is on the subject, why not spend an extra minute or two answering this short survey to share your own top tips with mum Lynne, who wants start teaching three-year old Molly her letters but isn’t sure where to start.
If you’re still at the babyhood stage and not ready to think about letters yet but wondering what toys might help with your child’s development, you might also want to have a read of this post, which lists some great suggestions.
Wriggly Rascals was set up by Shona Motherwell, a frustrated mum of twins Mhairi and Archie, to get mums together to share pregnancy, baby and toddler advice via quick surveys to get the facts about what other mums do. If you would like read or share some advice, click on the image above.