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How to Teach Your Child the Alphabet

Reading is the KEY to knowledge

From our third year on earth virtually until we die our reading ability will improve if we enjoy it

From being two years old and recognising the letter a
We are reading

Reading has to be taught

Trying to read without learning the alphabet is as impossible as trying to count without knowledge of the numbers one to ten
And the place system

Twenty six letters and their differing combinations in sound is all we need know, to read over half a million words in the English language,
Twenty years in school rooms to obtain the basic background to any subject


Eventually every word is a picture and the brain works at the speed of light




The responsibility of teaching a child to read is clearly that of its parents

How do we teach a child to read without professional qualifications?


Trying to beat the naturally most efficient method of teaching reading by learning the alphabet in phonetic sound form first, will only delay the child's reading ability.
The alphabet will have to be learned in alphabet sound at some time, learning the alphabet by chanting is easy.

Reading the alphabet is our first reading lesson.

Some things can be learned as a group, or be taught on an individual basis.
Learning the rhythmic sound of the alphabet is one of those items.

Verbal ability in saying the alphabet is easy for every healthy child

Recognition of the vocal sound of the alphabet is an essential first layer of knowledge
In reading

Just like reading numbers that we are first taught to articulate, once we know the order of the numbers verbally, we can associate the symbol with the verbal memory we already have.

So with letters once we have learned the alphabet verbally, the next process is to recognize, first the symbols/letters, and then the written words as pictures.
We are building mental maps, layer upon layer of information.

Visual recognition of every letter separately is
the second layer of knowledge
in teaching

The mother and father of every child need to sing the alphabet
to the child as often as possible

Parents teach children to speak unconsciously
by using abacus one and the game chance encounter children unconsciously learn mental arithmetic
and basic mathematics

On the child's third birthday, ideally, formal teaching by the parents should begin. Both parents and children have a great deal to learn, with 10 minutes a day set-aside for mathematics, and 20 minutes a day set-aside for reading. Two years tutoring, only 365 hours will ensure most children enter primary school with the ability to read and understand mental arithmetic

By the child's third birthday it will have developed its initial ability within speech, just as initial ability within mathematics and reading the other two essential basic skills which we have to formally teach preferably from three years old, speech is an ability that grows naturally in parallel with the child's ability within mathematics and reading.

Every parent needs to be informed of their responsibilities, and the possibilities within their grasp of raising the level of their children's basic skills

Every child taught basic skills properly, will be both happy and educationally fulfilled for the rest of their life
their abilityís in learning will be enhanced throughout their formal education and theyíre chosen career.
A child taught to read wisely and widely will be both able to teach themselves whatever they wish, but even more importantly it will allow their imaginations to link with the great thinkers from both the past and present.

Quality reading is mankindís surest road to self-fulfilment.

Rhythmic alphabet
is the first visual resource to be used in teaching, the visual layout of the six lines of our verbal chant/song

alphabet rhythm

a    b    c

d    e    f    g

h    i    j    k    l    m

n    o    p    q

r    s    t    u

v    w    x    y    z

First reader

Every child being taught to read in English needs to be able to say the alphabet off by heart before it actually is able to read it.
There are six lines written above in lower case illustrating the natural rhythm of the alphabet. It can be used to illustrate where the letters are in this format, it can be used to illustrate the first and last letter on the lines, itís real purpose is to allow the teacher/parent/friend/sister/brother/classmate to illustrate the layout, in a visual and mental form of the rhythmic chant which we are using to lock in the alphabet as a verbal first lesson in reading.

This resource is produced in plastic with six strips for the child to overlay the written letters

Even a very young child can recognise the pattern of letters
I regard this rhythmic alphabet as the best in accelerated learning
and pure Maria Montessori in concept

When the child can assemble the alphabet in single letters reading them from any point in the alphabet it is ready to take the next leap forward

Phonetic recognition of individual letters and syllables

Teaching phonetics as the third layer of vital information in reading

The child overlies cards containing vital words and syllables with individual letters under the control of the parent or individual, an older child.

At this point in phonetic teaching is best carried out on a one to one basis

Every child learns phonetic sounds at a different rates
every child need assistance to formulate their
vocal visible
sound and a sight memory

Every parent is best qualified to teach their own child


For further information please contact John Nicholson on +44 (0)1964 551945
Abacus House, The Green, Bishop Burton, East Yorks, England, HU17 8QF

Abacus & Alphabet is a venture of the Nicholson Easy Learning Centre