Guide to Teaching your Toddler ABC's
Toddler Lesson Plans: Learning ABC's
Physical book & Kindle on Amazon. PDF available here.
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Toddler Lesson Plans: Learning ABCs is a collection of fun activities that will help you teach ABCs to your toddler.
WHY THIS BOOK?★SAVE TIME – Forget scrolling through social media or blogs for ideas; now your plan for teaching ABCs is laid out for you!
★LEARN THROUGH PLAY - A lesson plan sounds serious, but this is all about having fun with short educational activities.
★BE CONSISTENT – With a guide to keep you on track, you won’t have to worry about neglecting those pesky not so popular letters.
★GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START – Your child will have a head start on learning ABCs with these activities.
WHAT IS IN THE BOOK?✅ 26 Week Guide - a week dedicated to each letter
✅ Each week has 5 activities
✅ Each activity has a materials list and detailed directions
✅ Each week also has an alternate activity
✅ The book has 53 handouts that correlate with specific ABC activities (can be printed via digital code before appendix)
CAN A BUSY MOM USE THIS BOOK?✅ Sure! Each activity takes about 10 minutes.
✅ A few minutes will be needed for you to round up the supplies (and your toddler!)
✅ If certain days are busy for you, schedule around them and only plan on teaching ABCs on the 5 days in the week that work for you or double up on certain days.
✅ Of course, there are days where things feel too hectic but just hang in there! We may feel too busy to teach ABCs but our toddlers aren't too busy to learn!
AUTHOR INTERVIEWWho do you envision the book is for?
I know the book has been used by some preschools, but as a mom, it is easiest for me to envision another mom using the book. Whether it is a stay-at-home mom, who is in charge of all the family errands, or the working mom, fighting traffic to get home; I like to think of both moms grabbing the book to create a special, fun moment for their kids.
Are lesson plans too serious for toddlers?
I am a former teacher, so the term “lesson plans” was used a lot throughout my teaching career. I became comfortable with that term, and didn’t consider that to some it might sound very serious.
However, “lesson plans” is just a fancy, teacher word for guide. This book is just a guide for parents to do fun activities with their children. Parents can pick and choose what activities to do, what order to do the activities, and the appropriate time to do the activities.
Are structured activities or free-play more important?
I hope I can vote both! If I had to pick one, I would have to pick free-play because I think it is so important for children to use their imagination through free-play and let their mind wonder about anything their little heart desires.
Of course, I think there is enough time in our little ones days for them to be able to do a structured activity as well. This is just a good opportunity for them to learn about a specific topic and a small way to prepare for preschool.
Are there any daily habits that help you be productive?
I have started taking advantage of the screen time limits and settings on my phone lately. I realized my phone was becoming a big distraction during my time with my kids and during my working hours, so I set up restrictions on my phone to not notify me during those valuable hours. This has been a huge help!
Each day I also like to start my day by thinking of 3 things of which I am grateful. This helps me to start each day positively, which typically leads to a more productive day.