My sweet little toddler is now my Two (I can hardly believe it!) and talking up a storm. We love to see how much he’s absorbed what we’ve been saying to him for the first two years of his life — and also to observe what he doesn’t know. (He’s finally figured out that a cat is not a “doggie.”)
My Two loves to page through the emergent readers that I’ve created for his older brothers. They’re just the right size for his little hands. So I decided to create him his own set of little books — but instead of being sight word readers, they would be a set of simple alphabet books.
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Does this post look different than the last time you visited? The books have been updated!
Why I created these simple alphabet books:
- to create a simple library of books that my Two could call his own
- to use simple pictures – mostly photographs – that would catch his eye
- to label each picture with a single word to build his vocabulary and let him read along
- to repeat the letter on each page so that he’d start to recognize the alphabet
- to provide something special that is also replaceable – since many toddlers aren’t always kind to books.
How to use My ABC Books:
- Read them aloud to your baby or toddler.
- Let your little one handle the books himself – you can always come back and print a book that’s been torn.
- Give these to your preschooler to “read” himself. He may even start to recognize some of the words. He may also enjoy reading these to his younger sibling!
- If you’re doing a letter of the week activity in your home or classroom, print out the corresponding letter book for your child(ren).
A quick video of me reading the book to my baby and toddler:
(Please note: the books have been updated, so they look slightly different than what you see in the video.)
How to assemble
- Cut a horizontal line across the center of each page.
- Fit the pages together, making sure the cover is on the front. The other pages can go in any order you choose.
- Staple using a long-armed stapler (they’re cheap – and totally worth it!).
- If desired, cover each book with clear contact paper to make it more durable.
Get an individual book by clicking on the link below. (Want to save yourself some time? Get a bundle pack of all 26 books – plus get a shapes and colors book! Learn more here.)
- Letter A
- Letter B
- Letter C
- Letter D
- Letter E
- Letter F
- Letter G
- Letter H
- Letter I
- Letter J
- Letter K
- Letter L
- Letter M
- Letter N
- Letter O
- Letter P
- Letter Q
- Letter R
- Letter S
- Letter T
- Letter U
- Letter V
- Letter W
- Letter X
- Letter Y
- Letter Z
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