Alphabet copy books for the girls!
I made one for Emily a couple of years back, when she started showing interest in writing her ABCs. She was already writing her letters, but shakily, and kept asking me things like, "Mum, how do you write 'G'?" I initially wanted to go out and buy her a copy book, but was too lazy to actually go shopping. So I sewed paper together and made her one instead. And now Jenna is old enough for hers, too!
Each page is dedicated to one letter. It has grids for the upper and lower case letters to be copied out, and pictures to color.
Where relevant, I included examples of words beginning with the different sounds of a particular letter, like cupcake, cello and circles for C
and eye, egg, earth and eel for E.
Obviously the kids don't have to explore all the sounds if they are more interested in just writing out the letters or coloring the pictures, but exposure is always good - they might pick up something useful without us ever knowing.
And, finally, a little pocket on the inside of the back cover, with a sticker sheet -
Jenna quite likes her book - she's at the letter "E" now. It's very interesting to watch how differently Jenna and Emily work through their books. Emily very slowly and assiduously filled and colored each page and stuck on a sticker before moving on to the next. Jenna has sped through five pages, writing out all her letters at top speed. Then she used 8 fish stickers in one go, decorating 4 pages one after the other. She still hasn't colored any of the pictures, telling me she's saving them till the end. Can't wait till Kate is old enough for her book!
P.S. The puffy fish stickers are from Korea, but I bought them in Singapore last year. They remind me of Lucy Cousin's book "Hooray For Fish", which we all adore.
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