If you have a preschooler, you are probably teaching him letters and/or letter sounds. Annette Breedlove has created a 689-page letter workbook, Apples to Zebras, just for you to teach letters and sounds to your little ones.
With bright, cheery illustrations and easy-to-understand instructions for Mom, Apples to Zebras is divided into nine sections with three letters each. Children learn letters F, B, and M first. In the next sections, students learn K, T, R; followed by P, S, N; J, H, D; C, L, G; W, Y, V; Z, Q, X. Finally, at the end of the book, after learning all the consonants, it’s time to learn the vowels. A, E, and I are first, followed by O and U.
Take a look at each of the letter combinations. Do you notice how different each letter in the triplet sounds from the other two? This makes it easy to tell the difference between them so children can tell the letters and their sounds apart. When they review, it’s easy to tell them apart.
I love how kid-friendly the pictures are! In fact, each page has kid appeal. The pictures throughout the entire workbook are adorable.
I kid-tested them on my grandson who loved the bright happy colors and pictures.
At the end of each section is a review of all three letters. Part of the hands-on activities involves recognizing the difference between the letters and their sounds.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the Read/Trace/Build/Write mats for each letter. Another is the Roll and Graph Game. There are also some bonuses at the end of the book. Bonuses include a poster page of the alphabet, letter flashcards, alphabet puzzles, matching cards, and Q-tip painting cards.
I suggest laminating the letter cards, poster, and Read/Trace/Build/Write mats. In fact, I have laminated my poster to hang on the wall for my grandson.
You can purchase Apples to Zebras here.