Defining Alphabet Anatomy

What do you think of

when you hear the phrase,

“Alphabet Anatomy?”


Of course it pertains to the alphabet, but let me explain a little further. Alphabet Anatomy literally examines, depicts, and describes the structure of each alphabet letter, thus its “anatomy.”



Learning to name and associate the alphabet letters with their accompanying shapes and sounds is a difficult task because the letter symbols are inherently abstract and few of them make their initial primary sound when recited (namely: B, D, J, K, P, T, V, Z). The vowels (A, E, I, O, U) are even more complex since reciting their names reflects only their long sounds versus their short sounds.



Alphabet Anatomy helps to ease this difficult task by introducing a fun, simple rhyme for each capital and lower-case letter that can be easily memorized and recalled to facilitate important letter recognition skills and aide in teaching both reading and handwriting.



Extensive research has continued to prove that children learn best through play. Utilizing Alphabet Anatomy’s rhymes is a playful way to engage children and, at the same time, plant the critical early literacy seeds necessary for a full understanding of the alphabet.



That “full understanding” includes all four components of each letter:


  1. Letter shape knowledge;

  2. Letter name knowledge;

  3. Letter sound knowledge;

  4. Letter writing ability.



Only when children have mastered the alphabet will they be inclined and able to attain the ultimate goal of reading proficiency.



Together, Alphabet Anatomy’s rhymes and illustrations present visual and auditory pictures that vividly describe the distinctive features of each letter. So, the objective is to diminish the inherent barrier of associating the letter symbols with their shapes and sounds, vastly increasing comprehension and facilitating easy recall.



The key word presented at the end of each rhyme further reinforces each letter’s primary sound so children understand the dynamic between speech sound and letters.


P is for PPP-Pizza!



And, of course, letter R wants you to Remember to Read with your child for at least 15 minutes everyday!









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