Learning letters isn't boring with this collection of cool alphabet toys! Made with your child's development in mind, these toys and games hone letter-recognition skills and language development. Even if your tot is only ready for stacking up and knocking down letter blocks, he's still becoming familiar with the shapes and forms of the letters and encouraging his understanding. From classic flash cards to unique letter blocks, click through this wonderful collection of alphabet toys perfect for introducing letters to your tot!
The alphabet is the cornerstone of your lil one's academic life. Natural exposure through daily use and consumption — like seeing them on the wall — can help tots learn their ABCs at their own pace. Get inspired to deck the nursery with alphabet finds with these 10 sweet alphabet prints.
As a mom, I love when I find cute things that also teach my kids something. That is what I had in mind when I designed my alphabet nursery pillow cover. This has catapulted me into a whole line of nursery decor that I want to design for my Etsy shop.
For this piece I kept it gender neutral with a soft blue duck fabric and soft very pale pink thread. My 3-year-old son couldn't resist trying to name all the letters as I posed the piece for pictures.
ABC really is easy as 1, 2, 3 when it comes to decorating your lil one's nursery. Numbers and letters can inspire lil ones to begin a lifetime of learning. Whether mama picks a specific letter to build a room around, or sticks with the basic alphabet, these pieces will turn your child's room into their first classroom.
A bona fide typography nerd, I gravitate toward alphabet motifs in all shapes and forms. From throw pillows emblazoned with letters to quotation mark bookends, the typography trend is one that I wholeheartedly support.
So imagine how excited I was to discover this Aakkoset Bookcase by Ugandan-born designer Lincoln Kayiwa, which uses each letter's form as a nook to hold books, CDs, magazines, accessories, and more. It can also be left empty and used as a room divider for open-plan living spaces or studios. Better yet, if you're not enthused about rouge, it can be ordered in black, blue, green, orange, violet, white, or yellow. I think it would be terrific in a playroom or elementary school. Is it too modern for you or do you love it too?
It is so exciting when your child recognizes letters and numbers. Children are sponges and soak so much information and their memories are unbelievable, which can sometimes bite you on the backside.
When I noticed that Tyler was taking a real interest in letters, I began to think about some five minute learning games that would encourage this curiosity and recognition of letters. It was important that I waited until Tyler was clearly interested and ready, otherwise it would mean nothing and he would only get frustrated.
One simple alphabet activity that stems back to when I was teaching 'Early Years', is quick, fun and easy.
All we need is three paper plates, three catching bean bags and a thick texta.
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Much to mama's chagrin, c is not for cocktails. Well, at least when it comes to nursery decor, and anyone who thinks otherwise might want to read Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay. Much like the non-drinking transition during pregnancy, switching from butterflies to cars requires a shift in gears. Leave the fancy flutter behind and press full steam ahead toward the checkered flag.
Indulge in the silver plated Reed & Barton race car or canvas racetrack wall art. Accent the room with street-filled pillows, car and truck bedding, vrooming storage bins, and decorative lamps. Wee ones will be thrilled for the new rides in their room. Now . . . on your marks, get set, go! And don't forget to come back for D.
Whether you choose to decorate your nursery with pink or blue hues and a traditional sleigh crib or go the modern route with a modular crib and unexpected tones, there are few decor options as universal as an alphabet poster. Available in a slew of designs like this animal-inspired version ($45) — the lettered wall hanging will come in handy when teaching your lil one his ABCs and can provide some inspiration for the rest of your room. Check out our slideshow for nine more nifty designs.
As a self-described dork, I say with pride that I love fancy fonts and creative alphabets. I wish I could type letters to people using the beard alphabet you see up there, or maybe the butterfly wings alphabet in the gallery below.
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