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Three common myths about alphabet knowledge

Updated: May 13

3 common myths about alphabet knowledge busted:


MYTH 1: every letter needs the same amount of instruction time

TRUTH: children don’t need the same amount of time to learn each letter [such as first letter of their name and family member’s names].


MYTH 2: children can only learn one letter at a time

TRUTH: if letters are relevant to children’s world, they can learn more than one letter at a time.


MYTH 3: just introduce the letter and children will learn it

TRUTH: for children to learn the alphabet, they must have an interest and connection to the letters the letters must associate with their world.


Want to learn more about my book? Check out my book, The Whole Child Alphabet: How Young Children Actually Develop Literacy published by Exchange Press. visit

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