Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force
Introducing the ABC’s
To begin learning to read and to help pronunciation, sing the alphabet song, read alphabet picture books (start with those that use words your toddler knows: “A is for apple”), put your toddler’s name up on his or her door and begin looking together for other words that begin with the same letter (“M is for Michael, but it’s also for Mommy, and milk”).
But don’t be an alphabet-pusher. Let your toddler’s own interest (or lack of it) in letters be your guide.