Monday, April 28, 2014

5 Easy Ways to Teach Your Toddler their ABCs and 123s + GIVEAWAY

I love being a Mom and I take my job as a Mom seriously.  I feel like it is my responsibility to help my children explore their interests, learn new things and support them along the way.  As a Mom of a 3 year old and a soon to be 11 month old, that means I'm playing a lot of "tractor", "boat" and "rocket ship", and encouraging my kids to take many first steps, literally when talking about my daughter MP.  One thing I'm cognitively making an effort right now to do with my son LP is to teach him letters and numbers.

5 Easy Ways to Teach your Toddler their ABCs and 123s

Here is a simple list of five things I do to help teach LP his ABCs and 123s:
  • Count Out Loud and Often:  We count the number of stair steps we take, the number of bananas we buy at the grocery store, the number of books we check out from the library, etc.  You can find ways to count everyday!
  • Sing Songs:  Along with singing the "Alphabet" song with your toddler, also sing songs like "Five Little Monkeys", "One, Two Buckle My Shoe", etc.  LP learns really well through song.
  • Read Books:  Read alphabet books such as Curious George's ABCsAlphablock, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and counting books like 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Elephants,5 Busy Ducklings, and Butterfly Colors and Counting
  • Print Worksheets:  There are tons of websites available that have free number and letter worksheets.  My favorites are from Parents magazine:  alphabet worksheets and number worksheets.
  • Bath Letters and Numbers:  Incorporate some "learning time" into your next bath routine with these fun Bath Letters and Numbers from Nuby.

Nuby Mommy Review Bath Letters and Numbers

Nuby's Bath Letters and Numbers are a great bath toy to add to your collection.  Both LP and MP enjoy playing with them, as they float in the bath tub and easily stick to the walls of the bath tub after they get wet.

Nuby Mommy Review Bath Letters and Numbers

It is fun writing LP and MP's names with the letters and seeing LP recognize both letters and numbers.  He especially likes lining the numbers up on the wall.  The foam letters and numbers come in a variety of colors and designs that make the learning experience fun.  The set comes with all 26 letters and 10 numbers.  I would highly recommend Nuby's Bath Letters and Numbers for every family with toddlers.  Our family has enjoyed this product so much that Nuby is giving away a set to one lucky follower.  Comment how you enjoy teaching your toddler their ABCs and 123s and then enter for more chances to win your own set of Nuby's Bath Letters and Numbers:


If you would like to get your own set of Nuby's Bath Letters and Numbers check out BuyBabyDirect.com.  Also, be sure to get connected with Nuby through their various channels of social media:
Also, be sure to check out my Nuby and my "Learning Time" Pinterest boards for more ideas.


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15 comments:

  1. Lots of singing and repetition!

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    1. Repetition is the key! I think that is why incorporating numbers and letters throughout your day is a great way to teach them.

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  2. Great ideas! I'm a big advocate of early childhood education, so I'm all sorts of ready to do this with my son!

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  3. Thanks Nicole! He'll be old enough before you know it!

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  4. We do a lot of singing the ABCs and counting our fingers :)

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    1. Counting with fingers is great! The number worksheets from Parents magazine actually diagram how to show the number with your fingers on it - which I think is pretty neat!

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  5. We do so much counting and singing the Alphabet/ Number Rock that I count in my dreams now

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  6. Singing about letters & numbers!

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    1. I think kids learn so well through song!

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  7. I use alphabet/number /shape placemats to teach my little one during meals and snacks

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    1. That is another great idea! We just got a number and alphabet placemat for our son.

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  8. My daughter loves letter and number stickers - gives her another chance to talk about them :D

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    1. Stickers are wonderful things for kids!

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  9. I do Childcare for an 18 month old. We go around the house counting pictures on the walls, clocks, shoes, colored items {choosing a color for that day} etc.... It gives me GREAT JOY to see his excitement as he learns!

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