Learning the alphabet and letter knowledge has never been easier.
Help your child acquire letter mastery in an effortless and painless way.
A rhyme for each alphabet letter…, so simple and so fun!
Proficient and fluent reading forms the basis for all future learning once your child completes 3rd grade. It’s imperative to build a solid early foundation during the preschool years. Alphabet Anatomy helps your child accelerate mastery of the alphabet letters, a vital skill on their literacy journey!
The National Early Literacy Panel cites the following top skills for early literacy: alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, rapid naming of letters and digits, rapid naming of objects and colors, writing or writing name, and phonological short-term memory.
Facilitates better understanding of the letters.
Alphabet Anatomy breaks down the barrier that all children face having to associate abstract visual symbols with their letter names and sounds on their journey to proficient reading and writing. Rhyming verses based on each letter’s shape provide easy visual and auditory recall, so children make sense of the letters and grasp the fundamental components inherent to mastery.
Life behind the letters.
Alphabet Anatomy takes children on a learning journey as they uncover the mystery of the letters’ shapes and sounds through exploration of their lives and activities when they’re not busy with their main job of making words.
- Cleverly interweaves the four fundamental letter components.
- Facilitates easy visual and auditory recall.
- Reinforces phonological and phonemic awareness.
- Uniquely instructs how to write each letter.
- The benefits of rhyming — multiplied.
- Parent Guide available for additional teaching ideas.
“A fun and ingenious way to teach the alphabet to early learners. The rhymes not only utilize each letter’s symbol but they also give a personality to each and Branson Jones takes it from there, fashioning illustrations that empower the rhyme and delight the eye and imagination. The result is a book that introduces each letter of the alphabet in a memorable and fun way that is sure to appeal to early readers.” Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer
What does Alphabet Anatomy teach?
Alphabet Anatomy teaches full understanding of the alphabet and helps your child accelerate alphabet mastery:
- Letter shape knowledge;
- Letter name knowledge;
- Letter sound knowledge;
- Letter writing ability.
“Meet The Capital Letters is a fun way to teach youngsters letter identification. It will also prove to be an entertaining way to encourage youngsters to learn writing without it seeming like a chore.” Mason Canyon, Amazon Reviewer
“Alphabetic letter recognition is not always easy for children. This book can easily be incorporated into a lesson plan for the classroom. It can also be used to give a head start to children before starting school. For the book’s size, it packs in a great deal of learning and fun for those children who are just starting the academic adventure.” C.M. Truxler, Author/Reviewer
How does Alphabet Anatomy work?
Alphabet Anatomy provides a fun, easy, and effective way for children to master the alphabet and letter knowledge and implements the four core elements required to facilitate proficient reading:
- Phonological awareness;
- Letter identification;
- Vocabulary development;
- Recall and retell sentences and stories.
“A great tool for language learning at the phonological level, ‘Alphabet Anatomy: Meet the Capital Letters’ provides a unique way for children to build reading and writing skills. Take note preschool teachers, this book would serve as a useful tool to introduce the letter of the week!” Sherry Artimenko, M.A., C.C.C., Speech Language Pathologist. Play on Words
Why Alphabet Anatomy is special.
A short humorous rhyme for each letter! By memorizing the fun rhymes, children are equipped with knowledge of each letter’s fundamental components. The letters’ lives are defined by their shape and sound, facilitating better understanding.
“This book is an excellent example of creative and imaginative teaching methods.” thestuffof success
“I know there are a lot of books out there that are targeted to teaching the letters of the alphabet but this one was creative enough to stand out to me.” betweenthelinesandmore
“Well, Linda Jones has taken the joyful task of teaching children the letters by creatively giving personality, shape, rhyme, and meaning to each letter.” Vera Godley, Amazon Reviewer
“When we finished reading it that second night, he asked me to immediately read it again! He was totally loving it and when we went through it the third time, he was able to recognize even more letters and tell me what they were associated with (like that the letter D was for dive as he traced the letter D with his finger showing how you climb up the ladder and then dive down and around).” LifeasLeels
“Do your young readers and writers ever wonder why the letters of the alphabet are shaped the way they are? The answers to their questions can finally be answered. The letter C has an interesting tale. Her right side is open so cats can come for a cozy little catnap…. Young readers can get excited about learning the alphabet and learning new words…. Not only that, young readers will learn how to write each letter and understand its sound.” Kristi Bernard, Amazon Reviewer
How do children benefit from Alphabet Anatomy?
Alphabet Anatomy’s rhyming verses and illustrations present a visual and auditory picture that vividly describe the distinctive features for each letter, thus vastly increasing comprehension for children and facilitating easy recall. The verses and illustrations further reinforce each letter’s sound so children understand the dynamic between speech sound and letters.
“A great educational tool. A fun way to teach children their capital letters…. I wish this was around to help teach my grandchildren their letters. A must for anyone with small children just learning their letters.” My Book Addiction
“Excellent learning experience…. I recommend this book and believe it will be a building block in your child’s development of learning.” Shirley Priscilla Johnson, Author/Reviewer
“This is a book that truly opens up discussions on many levels for each letter… I immediately thought of his Daycare preschool class as they spend an entire week on one letter and they could start ‘class’ reading that letter’s anatomy…. Truly engages your preschooler in the identification of letters — the first step to reading!” 3sonshavei
How rhyming helps children.
Children reap a multitude of educational benefits from rhyming that enables them to better grasp reading and writing concepts. Rhymes help develop sound discrimination, phonological and phonemic awareness, and listening and thinking skills. Children also become aware of sentence structure and facilitate memory aptitude by reciting rhymes. Recent research confirms that children who memorize nursery rhymes become more proficient readers.
“The poetic rhythm of each story will not only entertain young listeners and readers, but it is also a well-used and proven memory device.” C.M. Truxler, Author/Reviewer
“It is so much fun to personify objects ( in this case the basis for our language) into lovable characters we can relate to and laugh at; but most importantly enjoy and learn from. If the illustrations weren’t enough, this book also has rhyming. And I am a firm believer in the fact it is easier to learn anything as long as it is in an enjoyable rhyme.” Kids Corner for Super Reading Alphabet Anatomy makes writing the letters fun and easy.
No more struggling with abstract shapes!
Reciting the rhyming verses to help write the letters eliminates the barrier to associate letter sound and shape through monotonous letter writing practice.
- Knowing the graphic symbols of the alphabet is critical in learning to read.
- To be fluent at recognizing letters, children need to be familiar with the distinctive features of each letter.
- Children need to learn the mechanics of print in order to be readers.
- Children must understand the relationship between speech sounds and letters.
- Letter knowledge significantly influences the acquisition of phonological awareness and phonological processing skills.
“Alphabet Anatomy is like a technical manual for writing the letters of the alphabet and can be used in preschool and kindergarten classrooms as a learning tool. Teachers and parents can use this book to teach phonic awareness, letter identification, and early writing skills to help kids understand the basic structure of letter formation. Alphabet Anatomy is kid-friendly and delightful. It’s a fun book, but while having fun, the book will help ground your preschooler in basic letter writing and letter identification.” Dawnette Rhoomes, Examiner.com
Alphabet Anatomy helps build your child’s vocabulary.
A rich vocabulary is a critical element to your child’s reading success, so don’t shy away from words you think are too “big” for your child to understand. Make a conscious effort to expose children to new and different words in natural conversation. They will love the sounds of sophisticated language and will gradually learn the meanings.
“Young children love the sound of long and seemingly difficult words. Your child might suddenly blurt out that her friend’s behavior is “ridiculous” or that the baby’s diaper is “saturated.” These instances of surprisingly sophisticated language use come from children’s attention to, and interest in, the way adults use words to express precise feelings and reactions. So don’t shy away from using words you think are over your child’s head; instead, use them as part of your natural conversation and children will gradually pick up on their meanings.” Scholastic on Vocabulary
Alphabet Anatomy is FUN!
“The best thing to come along since the ABC song.” Bob Langstaff, WAMV Radio
“What a wonderful adventure into the Anatomy of the Alphabet! FUN! FUN! FUN! The child will learn letter recognition, name, sound knowledge and writing ability…. I highly recommend this book to teachers, parents, grandparents as an educational tool.” It’s time to read Mamaw
“This book makes learning the alphabet fun. The letters are brought to life with very colorful and creative illustrations. Along with each illustration, there is a little rhyme that goes along with it that explains how to write the letters. I think this is very helpful when learning and memorizing. I still remember rhymes that I was taught when I was a youngster…. I think this book is a really fun tool to use if you’re working with a child on learning or writing the letters of the alphabet. Get your kids excited about learning!” SchneiderMommy
Alphabet Anatomy is packed with additional learning opportunities.
Don’t just read the book! Engage your child in discussions about the letters and their lives. Talk about the illustrations and relate them to your child’s life. Strive to build a rich vocabulary. It will help your child immensely as he/she progresses through higher learning. Help your child practice reciting the rhyming verses and encourage memorization. Think of additional rhyming words for each letter. Make reading a fun and special time between you and your child.
“I don’t think you could ask for a more worthwhile book to invest in.” Myheartbelongstobooks
Alphabet Anatomy helps children with special needs.
Because of Alphabet Anatomy’s unique ability to present a visual and auditory picture of each letter, children are better able to grasp and recall each letter’s shape, sound, and how to write it! The letters are no longer just abstract shapes but vivid, fun characters brought to life!
“I actually wish I had found this book while my children were younger. It turns the alphabet learning lessons into a fun, creative way of looking at each letter. I have no doubt this book would have helped our son learn his alphabet with less stress. He has developmental disabilities and achieves his best learning through creative and artistic means – this book totally fits the bill.” thestuffofsuccess
Alphabet Anatomy helps bilingual learners.
“ALPHABET ANATOMY is hereby recommended for the whole bilingual family to learn together how to form the capital letters of the alphabet. The poetry and art combined make a difference in the world of children’s literature because it provides a lesson for learning together that can be fun. You can use this preschool picture book to learn how to write and read the English Language with your children…. This is a very special preschool ABC picture book.” Maryann Scheufele, Family Literacy Advocate/English Teacher/Children’s Book Examiner
Teachers love it too!
“As a preschool teacher I am always looking for ways for my students to develop pre-writing and writing skills. Because of the newer demands of kindergarten, children are pretty much required to know how to already write by the time they step foot into their kindergarten classroom. Alphabet Anatomy shows children how to write each letter…. I am very much looking forward to using this book in my classroom. The pictures and the fun descriptions of each letter will even cause the not so eager writer to want to try to make each letter. I think that this is a necessary addition to all preschool book shelves! Even lower elementary classrooms will benefit from this book!” Maria Taylor, Preschool Teacher
“The wonderful rhyming descriptions explain how to draw the letters, gives a word to help remember the letter. As a teacher who started out teaching kindergarten I can definitely see the value in having this book on your shelf. If I was teaching kindergarten today I would project one letter at a time, read the rhyme and have the students practice drawing the letter. I think this should be on every kindergarten classroom shelf.” Sandra K. Stiles, Teacher
“I read it once in my Kindergarten classroom and the children have not stopped talking about it.” Simply Infatuated
“Learning your letters is easily done; exploring their lives is a whole lot of fun!”