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Letter Buddies and Young Children—with FREE download!

Posted by Kathy Crane on Oct 7, 2014 8:00:00 AM

This is a guest post by Kathy Crane, who will be contributing a series of posts over the next few months. If you like what you see here, check back frequently for more posts from here and click here to read her blog, Kindergarten Kiosk.

Crane_4-1-300I received these twenty-three letter books at the very end of the school year. They were cute, but I was ready for summer. Instead of putting them into a box for summer, however, I sent them to my daughter’s house for her soon-to-be-kindergarten son to enjoy.

When I visited just a few short weeks later, to my surprise, her twenty-eight-month-old son pulled out the Letter Buddies books and proceeded to “read” them to me. He got the first letter right. Lucky guess, I thought. But much to my surprise he knew all twenty-six letters of the alphabet and yes, you guessed it, all of the alphabet sounds too.

The small size of these books are perfect for little hands. To top it off, I found the great companion app! You can view it on Youtube here. With this companion piece, now I wonder if the one-year-old will know all of the letters and sounds on my next visit!

At the bottom of this page is a great alphabet game to play. Enjoy!

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Kathy Crane holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading, is a published author of thirteen books, a freelance author and developer of teaching curriculum, has been a teacher of kindergarten for twenty-two years, and publishes the blog Kindergarten Kiosk

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For more information about the Letter Buddies Letter Books, click here to visit our website or click the image to the left below to download an information sheet with series highlights. To download the Circus Time Alphabet Match Up, click the image to the right below.

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Topics: Letter Buddies, Mobile Apps, Kathy Crane, Young Children

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