Are you making the common mistake of starting to teach the letter symbols with uppercase letters versus the lowercase letters when teaching your child to read?. If you look at most written text that you read everyday, approximately 95% of it is in lowercase!
If you want your child to be an early reader and to read easily, then stack the deck in their favor and start with what they will see the most often – lowercase letters. This sometimes is easier said than done, since most of the alphabet blocks and magnetic letters that you find to buy are uppercase.
We have found a wonderful wooden lowercase alphabet letters set that is perfect for small hands to use and helps you avoid this common mistake when teaching your child to read! The beauty of alphabet tiles is you can use them for a great number of things besides just using them to learn the letter sounds and begin creating words. They are great to also use as game pieces and in craft projects.
Yes, your child will need to learn the uppercase letters to complete their knowledge, but it should not be the first thing they learn. This is a common mistake when teaching your child to read that is easily avoided.