How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers (Part 1)
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Hey friends, welcome back to a brand new episode of Elevating Early Childhood!

This one is suuuuuper exciting, but before we start, let me ask you a question!

Has anyone ever said to you: "Oh, you teach preschool, it must be so much fun to play all day!"?

Pretty frustrating, right? 

Many people think teaching early childhood is a walk in the park, even when you and I know the truth: It isn't!

Our job needs time, dedication, and a real love for children and literacy. After all, not anyone can teach a small child the alphabet...

Which brings me to today's subject: This week’s guest, the brilliant Melissa Leach (of Leach Literacy Training), who is here to discuss the science behind teaching letters, letter names, and sounds to preschool-aged children.

Are you ready?

Grab yourself a nice hot chocolate (or a spiced cider, 'tis the season after all), have a seat in your favorite chair, and tune in!


Key Takeaways:

Is teaching preschool really easy? (00:00)

Letter before letters sounds or vice-versa? (04:45)

Don't jump in too quickly (08:41)

The importance of not making assumptions (13:53)

Why it's important to understand the children you're teaching (14:27)

How to get your children excited about learning letters (16:36)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Get the Ultimate Alphabet Freebie Bundle here.

- Get my free “How to Teach the Alphabet” eBook here.

- Want to connect with Melissa? Click here.


Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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Onward & Upward!



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