Alphabet Anatomy - The Art of Learning the Letters and Their Lives

Additional Educational Benefits

 

The National Literary Panel cites the following six skills for top early literacy development…

  • Alphabet knowledge;
  • Phonological awareness;
  • Rapid naming of letters and digits;
  • Rapid naming of objects and colors;
  • Writing or writing name;
  • Phonological short-term memory.

 

Alphabet Anatomy teaches full understanding of the alphabet…

  • Letter shape knowledge/recognition;
  • Letter name knowledge;
  • Letter sound knowledge;
  • Letter writing ability.

 

Alphabet Anatomy helps children develop phonological awareness…

  • Memorizing rhymes and jingles aids in developing phonological and phonemic awareness.
  • Reciting rhymes cultivates literacy by developing vocabulary and sound discrimination skills.
  • Children acquire an understanding of the dynamic between speech sounds and letters.

 

Alphabet Anatomy helps children acquire automaticity (rapid naming of letters)…

  • Children become familiar with the distinctive features of each letter, so they can read fluently.
  • Children master recognition of each letter, the most highly correlated factor to proficient reading.
  • The letters’ shapes and sounds are explained, facilitating visual and auditory recall.

 

Alphabet Anatomy teaches how to write the letters…

  • Children learn the mechanics of print.
  • Rhyming verses instruct how to write each letter.
  • Reading and writing skills develop concurrently and inter-relatedly.

 

Alphabet Anatomy is packed with rhyming benefits…

  • Listening to and reciting rhymes helps children develop sentence structure.
  • Rhymes help develop listening, memory, and thinking skills.
  • Rhymes foster creativity and encourage children to use their imagination.

 

“Any activity that helps in the development of a child’s memory will also help them with all forms of learning, and especially with reading.”  — National Center for Family Literacy

 

 

 

 

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