Learning the Alphabet
is as Easy as ABC
Learning the alphabet is as easy as can be with this book of animal games from A to Z. Each letter is the first letter of the name of an animal. So there are 26 in all. But not just 26 letters, there are 26 animals games to go with the letters. Learning the alphabet couldn't be more fun or more useful. Again, not just for learning the letters in order o read, but the good habits the animal games teach.
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After creating the book, A BOAT FULL OF ANIMALS with its 30 games, a very wise teacher suggested that I create this book, A TO Z ANIMAL GAMES for learning the alphabet, but this time for the very young learners in kindergarten and pre-school.
This became a challenge to come up with a game and an animal for the letters: I, V, X, and Y. There was always the zebra for Z, of course. I jumped in and with the help of Google searches filled out the alphabet. In this way learning the alphabet, much like having fun learning to count, would be possible through games.
Here is an example:
The Ibex Game
"The ibex is a type of wild goat, but one with the most extraordinary curved horns. These antler-like horns are like no others! They are bigger, grander and more impressive than those of almost all of the other horn-headed animals in the wild or in a zoo. As he wears them, the ibex seems very proud of himself. Probably if he had a real horn, like a trumpet, he might just toot it. But he toots his own horn in his own way: quietly with this magnificent display of curved horns.
Generally to toot your own horn means to sound off about yourself, to brag, or to show off in order to impress others, but often others are not impressed. But, to toot your own horn to yourself is very impressive to you. To impress yourself means to put your stamp of approval on you. To pat yourself on the back, to encourage yourself, to tell yourself you are doing a good job is more helpful to you than anything anyone else could say or do.
Go ahead and try it. See how happy it makes you feel. Play The Ibex Game today. Toot your own horn, but only to yourself. Be proud of yourself. Give yourself a hug when no one is looking. Pat yourself on the back, or as far as you can reach, when you have done something you like on an art or any other project. Add a few words like “Good job” or “Well done.” Encourage yourself with words like “Keep going. You’ll get it,” when you are trying to solve a problem like writing your name, or wrestling with something on the computer, or just learning to tie your shoes.Do this at least 7 times today. Be your biggest fan. As you do, you may find that the more you appreciate yourself, the more you appreciate others, and the more others appreciate you too. There is no greater quality to have than self-appreciation. All other appreciation stems from this.
I'm sure you child will enjoy playing these games and at the same time have fun learning the alphabet. Letters begin a whole new page in a child's life. From this beginning, many pages will be turned!"