Abby’s Letter Garden

Prepare children for school success by exposing them to uppercase letters.

Entering preschool or kindergarten with some knowledge of the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make gives children a leg up on learning. Help children play the game in which they help Abby “grow” letters. You might:  

  • Help older children learn the exact letter strikes (younger children will benefit from “writing” on screen any way they like).  
  • Focus on the letters in children’s names.  
  • Together, name more words that start with each letter. Write that letter at the center of a sheet of paper, and draw those things around it. 
  • Help children practice writing letters on green paper to grow their very own letter garden, or decorate letters with drawings of flowers like Abby’s. 
  • Follow up with your own real-world letter hunt when you’re out and about by looking for certain letters on signs.