I touched on TVO kids’ awesome alphabet games in a previous post, but thought it was important to highlight them again and in more detail. These are great games for engaging children in letter learning and practice. They may also help them to make some connections with letters that can be used in their ‘What are the letters in your name’ flip books and personal alphabet books. To read about how TVO supports the Ontario school curriculum, please visit edshelf. Check out TVO Parents /Teacher zone for more information about education, homework help or to donate in support of their programs. Here are TVO kids’ Alphabet games, which I will also provide direct links to in the Kids’ Stuff section of the site:
Magic Mailbox ABCs
This is a great activity for the child who is just starting to learn his/her alphabet. The child simply clicks to see what letter is hiding in the mailbox.
Letterella teaches letter name and sound identification. It also challenges children to segment words by taking them apart by sound.
Alphabet Goop is a sorting game. Children are asked to stir the ‘goop’. An object pops out and is named, with an emphasis on its beginning sound. Which letter does it sound like? There are two letters to choose from. Excellent for auditory discrimination, and fun too!
Gisèle and the Letter Tree
Children get to sing along with Gisèle and help her find missing letters from the letter tree. Alternatively, the sound can be turned off and children can read the alphabet and fill in the missing letters all by themselves.
Coming soon: TVO Kids word games!