Remember the song BINGO? This childhood classic is an awesome example of how children learn about letters. Songs are one way to reinforce the ideas that each letter has a sound and that letters come together to create words.
As children gain letter knowledge, they become familiar with the name, sound, and shape of individual letters. At the same time this knowledge means that children are starting to understand that symbols have meanings.
It’s mind blowing how many pieces children put together about the world of language around them.
This topic is a key component of the following early learning domains and goals:
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Educational Domain: Cognition & General Knowledge
Goal: Children use symbols to represent objects [letters represent sounds]
Educational Domain: Communication, Language, and Literacy
Goal: Children demonstrate appreciation and enjoyment of reading