To help Hannah familiarize herself with the alphabet, I’ve used pipe cleaners to create the letters, and pasted them on the wall. I’ve created both the upper-case and lower-case alphabet.
I wasn’t sure whether to introduce upper-case first then lower-case or at the same time. Eventually, I decided to do both at the same time, since I figured she would see both upper and lower-case letters in books anyway.
I taught Hannah to trace the letters with her finger. The “pop-up” effect of the pipe cleaners helped made tracing easier.
Every few weeks, I would introduce new letters to avoid overwhelming the little girl.
And rather than getting Hannah to say “upper-case” and “lower-case” (which is a mouthful), I told her “big” and “small”, for starters. Although, I’m not sure this is the right way.
How did you introduce upper and lower case letters to your child? I love to hear them.