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Is your child having a difficult time learning
the names, sounds or formations of the letters of the alphabet? Perhaps he or she just
needs a different teaching approach!
Cathleen Rogers (ABC Nana) has been a
reading specialist for over thirty years and a
teacher trainer as well. She is the author of
Can you find the abcs? an activity book that
teaches lower case letter names, sounds and
formations. It was written to help strug-
gling kindergarteners and first graders and
has also been used with children who are
first learning the alphabet.
Why lower case letters? Many children
come to kindergarten already knowing the
capital letters, which is great, but most of
the text in books is lower case and most of
the letters in the words they will write are
Can you find the abcs? (www.abcnana
.com) is an interactive, multi-sensory book
that includes 26 clear, plastic letter cards (in
a plastic binder with Velcro flap) and two
tubes of glitter glue. After glitter glue is ap-
plied to the cards to create texture, the child
moves each card over each illustrated page
to see where the letter is hiding in the il-
lustration. (The pictures provide a strong
memory cue to the shape and sound of the
letters.) Once he finds the match, he traces
the card with his finger as he says the letter
name, the picture name and the sound.
Why is the tracing method important? By
tracing each letter (while naming the letter,
picture, and sound), the child is utilizing
the senses of sight, touch and hearing,
which provide more “hooks” for the brain
to hold onto the new learning.
Can you find the abcs? (www.abcnana
.com/) also has a rhyming text that promotes phonemic awareness and fluency.
Your children will want to read and play
Can you find the abcs? over and over again
as they master the alphabet, the building
blocks of reading success!
Review from Writers Digest magazine:
Can you find the abcs? is a straightforward book with simple illustrations
and excellent rhyme. The illustrations
are very good and provide just enough for
children to form a strong memory as they
read through. The binding works well in a
teacher/student setting - and also for when
kids lay their letters over the pictures. The
book just works and the author has teaching gold here!
To order, go to: www.abcnana.com or
call 240-651-5781 or email: cabrogers624@
Homeschooling a special needs child pres-
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