My son started pre school at 3 years and 2 months old.He knew the alphabet well before he even starts school.He learned it his way not my way .I was trying to teach him the letters but it seems not working the way I do it.Teaching children the Alphabet takes a lot of patience .We were thinking of many ways for them to learn like books,children’s shows and toys. Maybe someone with a California teaching credential would know more ways to teach him things like that. We usually says A is for Apple,B is for ball and so on but they loses interest in what ever they were doing whenever we do these.When my son was a toddler back in Qatar,we never had a cable connection not because we cannot afford it.I just thought that it was not one of my priority.I let my son watch on dvd’s , internet and play educational toys(with sounds,music, light) .Sesame Street is one show that I like him to watch . It has a little of everything to teach children.
We moved to USA last year when he was only 2 years 4 months old .Here, he was introduced to different kinds of television shows like Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, Backyardigan , etc.These shows taught him to identify different kinds of shapes, colors,numbers and many more. He also has his all time favorite VTEC Educational laptop and toys where he learned the Alphabet .I can say that VTEC had the biggest part in his learning ability.He spends most of his day in front of the laptop listening ,watching, playing the key board and touching the screen .Unconsciously he learned through this.Two months before his 3rd birthday while sitting on my lap watching television he stared at my shirt and started reading all the letters written on it. I was stunned and could not believe he just did it. He also learned the numbers, shapes and colors all by himself . It is good to find out that our kids are actually having fun and at the same time learning without any pressure.