Looking for free printable alphabet flashcards activity for your little one? Check out this one! We created it for our 2-year-old, so he can learn and repeat letter sounds and words around home, family and everyday life.
Alphabet activities for toddlers are fun way to learn reading and writing early on. We use with our 2-year-old for example so far 7 different activities:
- Alphabet puzzles
- Alphabet flashcards
- Trace the letter – Art Activities
- Reading books together
- Singing songs
- Alphabet songs and videos
- Simple educational Alphabet apps.
As a result, all these activities helped our 2-year-old to learn phonics and the letters of the alphabet. Now, he is in his writing phase. So, we do lots of tracing the letters these days.
All children are different and they learn the alphabet and to read at different paces. However, we never forget that repetition is the mother of learning. So, if you want to help your toddler to learn their letters, make sure to offer them alphabet materials that are interesting for them and they want to use them over and over again. In other words, try to accept that you cannot teach your kids anything. You can only help them to find it within themselves.
Our alphabet flashcards are in lowercase letters. More than 90% of what we read and write, unless you are German speaking, is written in lowercase letters. So, we introduce lowercase letters first, to keep our toddlers less confused.
On the back side of the flashcards, there are colourful images along with the name of the image. For example, A is for apple, b is for baby, c is for cat, d is for dog, e is for egg, f is for family and so on.
The print out has cut lines to help you cut the cards apart nicely. We printed it out on a cardboard paper, so we can use the flashcards longer. But you can print it out also on a regular paper.
Optionally, you can put pictures of your family on the back of the letters f (family), g (grandparents), m (mom), h (home, house), etc.
Download your free printable here as a PDF download.
How to use these Alphabet Flashcards?
You can use them as you like of course. You can print them separately or on duplex. You can for example cut the images and ask your child to match the images to the sounds the letter makes. It’s up to you and your toddler.
We have however few recommendations. Here are our best advice, to help your toddler learn reading and writing easily and quickly:
- Teach letter sounds rather than letter names. To read and write your toddler needs to learn the sounds letters make, not their names.
- Use lowercase letters first.
- Let your toddler build simple words with this moveable alphabet. Our 2-year-old cannot write very well and it takes a while until he mastered this fine motor skill. Nevertheless, he can attribute the letter sound to the letter. So, let them practice putting letters together to make words.
- Practice first writing then reading.
Happy Playing and Learning!
We hope your little one likes them like our does.
Looking for more toddler activities? Check out these one here.