By Chrysta Naron
“Once I unlocked the mystery of the alphabet that led to words, a multitude of words connecting me to the world, there was no stopping me.” —Gloria Naylor
Every word in the entire English language, every word your child will ever read or say, is made up of only 26 letters. Learning the alphabet is the gateway to reading, but in order to master it, kids need to relate the letters to their names, sounds, and to real-world objects. This is the way letters become more than just shapes on a page to young children.
Of course, there is no shortage of books dedicated to helping children learn their ABCs. So which to choose? I’ve compiled a list of my absolute favorite alphabet books. These particular titles made the cut by being dynamic, effective, and diverse.
Do you have a favorite ABC book not listed here? Let us know what it is.