As children begin to understand the symbolic relationship of letters to sounds, they first become familiar with the letters in their own name, and then those of their friends.
Mrs. Crystal helps the students in her class learn their letters in their “Classroom Friends Book.” It is so much fun to watch how excited the children get as they identify their friends in the pictures and start to associate letters with the beginning sounds in each friend’s name.
You can help reinforce this at home as you talk with your child about their friends. Discuss how the beginning of the names sound and ask them to guess what letter makes that beginning sound!