Letter Knowledge – ABCs and Shapes


Letter Knowledge – ABCs & Shapes

Letter Knowledge is all about learning the names of each letter, and the sounds and words each letter corresponds to. Letters are made up of shapes, so learning the names of shapes is also considered to be a part of Letter Knowledge. Learning to recognize shapes helps to train the eye as your child begins to recognize printed letters.


  • Children are most often interested in the letters that spell his or her name. Take the first letter of your child’s first name and talk about other objects that start with that letter.
  • Draw or cut out pictures that start with the first letter of your child’s name. Point out items in your child’s world that start with that letter.
  • Point out and name different shapes, colors, and even letters in books. Even if the book isn’t strictly about shapes or the alphabet you can still usually find them on each page.