Being able to read is a vital life skill, so make the early stages of learning the alphabet as fun as possible for your preschooler. Preschoolers learn and develop best through using their whole body, all of their senses and their natural environments. Youll find that most preschoolers begin to recognise letters when theyre about 2 to 3 years old, and are able to identify a large number of letters between 4 and 5 years old.
There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to Early Childhood Education (ECE) throughout New Zealand, from teacher-lead to parent-lead centres, to home-based care and more. Read up on what options are available and decide whats best for your little one.