I am so excited you are back for Day 4 of the 365 Days of Children’s Books series!
Today’s book is one that I have memorized from reading it so many times. It was a staple in our diaper bag for many, many years. Then it moved to my purse, and now it has a home on my now toddler’s bookshelf where we read it nightly.
Suffice it say that our copy is very well loved!
Dr. Seuss’ ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! holds a very special place in my heart. It was one of the first books that my oldest son asked me to read over and over (and over!) again.
We all have at least one of those, don’t we? 🙂
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Dr. Seuss’ ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
Author: Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’ ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! is a fun, sing-songy book that reinforces each letter sound in the alphabet.
Each letter contains a rhyme, with a perfect illustration to accompany it.
what begins with V?
Verna Vera Vin
and her violet violin.
If you have older children reading along, it’s the perfect time to introduce the concept of alliteration!
Also, with this type of predictable rhyming text, it’s a helpful activity to let your toddler or preschooler fill in the end of the rhyme if they are able.
For example, in the “V” example above, my 2 year old can fill in ‘violin’ if I stop before I get to that word. Being able to rhyme is a necessary pre-reading skill, and this is a wonderful book to help encourage that.
Activities to go with the Alphabet Book
There are only a million alphabet activities to go along with Dr. Seuss’ ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
Here are just a few:
→ ABC Puzzle Cards – match the capital and lowercase letters
→ Bottle Cap ABC Matching Pages – use bottle caps or print out the ABC pages
→ ABC Hide and Seek Letter Find – each page focuses on finding a letter of the alphabet
→ Alphabet Mazes – a maze and matching pictures for each letter
→ I created one of these ABC Letter Boxes when my now 7th grader was in Kindergarten. We used it through multiple girls for years! It was always a favorite activity, and I’ll make one for my toddler when he’s ready.
→ Make an ABC Snack for each letter of the alphabet. Fun!
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