Our "Alphabetti" (T.M.) books teach the alphabet one letter at a time, and have children reading and writing actual words starting with the very first book.
Gentle learning curve: Doesn't require months of memorization. Children only need to learn one letter at a time.
Instant application: Children start reading as soon as they start learning the alphabet (as opposed to learning the alphabet first, and then learning how to read).
Retention: Each book has a companion pack of activities (handwriting, coloring, memory game, cutting and pasting) to help "fix" each letter of the alphabet into a child's long term memory.
Logical sequence: Because lower-case letters comprise 95% of all written text, lower-case letters are taught first. Next, upper-case letters are taught in a way that helps children logically associate upper-case letters with their corresponding lower-case letters. Then, when children are comfortable with letter recognition, the alphabet sequence (ABCDEFG, etc.) is taught.
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For more information on our Alphabetti system, please see this article... or dive in and try it out for yourself.
Alphabetti Series One: These easy and fun books teach the ball-and-stick letters of the alphabet: d.o.g.b.a.i,p. (See our article on alphabet shapes.) By the end of this series, children will know 25% of the alphabet, and will be able to read twelve words.
Alphabetti Series Two: These books teach the "snake" letters of the alphabet: s, c, e, m, n, u, h. By the end of this series, children will know half the alphabet and will be able to read many words.
Alphabetti Series Three: These books teach the "spaghetti stick" letters of the alphabet: l,t,f,r,w,v,k,x,y,y,z plus j and q (taught as "qu"). By the end of this series, children will know the entire lowercase alphabet and will be able to read many words. NOTE: This book series is a work in progress, and is 75% written, with a new book coming out every 1 - 2 weeks.
Alphabetti Series Four: This book series teaches the UPPERCASE letters. Note: This book series is not yet written. It is due to start being written this winter.
Alphabetti Series Five: This book series teaches the alphabet SEQUENCE -- a,b,c,d,e,f,g, etc. Note: This book series is not yet written. It is due to start being written in 2012.