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. (Pssst… want to save yourself some time? Get all the books in a single file! Yay! Click here to learn more.)
- 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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