Why we should Not Teach our Toddlers the Alphabet Letters
Reading is the best way to help a toddler boost their brain development because when they know how to read, they will have access to endless sources of knowledge. Instead of watching TV and movies, reading books can greatly affect the development of children's imagination abilities because even though they are reading the same sentence, each child imagines a different context related to that sentence.
For a long time, teaching a toddler the letters like A, B, and C has been considered as a useful early childhood education lesson when they are 2 or 3 years old. We did not know that this is unintentionally limiting the child's development potential.
Children from 1 to 3 years of age have a special ability to assimilate images, and they can distinguish and remember differences between images with a single look. Therefore, it is not surprising that they can memorize the letters of the alphabet.
However, what is the purpose of teaching the alphabet? The fact is that what they gain is nothing but recognizing these nonsense letters. To read and to understand, they need to know how to combine these letters, and that can only be done when they are 5 or 6 years old when their logical thinking develops enough.
Not only that, but learning the alphabet, to some extent, is harmful for children because it limits their abilities to imagine, and in turn it limits their innovation abilities. For children who are not allowed to learn the alphabet, whenever they see a letter, they can imagine different objects. For example, when they see the letter “A,” they can imagine a ladder, a tower; when seeing the letter “O,” they can imagine the sun or a ball, and when they see the letter “C,” they can imagine the moon, the rainbow, etc. While, for children who already know the alphabet, the only thing they think of when they see the letter “A” is an A, and when seeing the letter “B” it is a senseless B, and almost no neuron needs to be activated.
Therefore, for children under 3 years of age, they should not be taught with the alphabet.
So, do we have a way to teach children to read early?
Based on a toddler's ability to memorize images outstandingly and their interest in puzzles, we created GeniusKIDDY boards - An new educational and learning toys for toddlers of about 2 years old.
Each GeniusKIDDY board consists of puzzle pieces printed with words of different colors, and illustrated images printed on the corresponding cutouts on the main-board onto which those puzzle pieces are placed fittingly.
Children play by taking and putting the words out of or onto their respective positions. By doing that, they will memorize the words and understand the meanings. The difference of this method is that children will remember the whole words, not just individual letters.
Memorizing whole words does not restrict a child's abilities to imagine symbols like memorizing letters. In addition, with tons of vivid images, the game gives children a huge source of knowledge and stimulates their brain development. The game is developed for parents to play with their children, so at each playtime, the parents have a chance to talk with their children about the world around them.
When applying GeniusKIDDY method, do not teach your toddlers the alphabet letters, if not, they will only pay attention to each letter instead of capturing and remembering the whole word. One more important note is limiting your child's time watching TV, playing video games and other electronic robotic toys.
The most suitable age to start playing with the GeniusKIDDY board is from 15 to 24 months of age.
Children have special image assimilating ability only at the age of under 3 and this ability will go away if missed out on, so it would be a big regret.
If you are looking for educational toys for your 2-year-old child's brain development, GeniusKIDDY boards are ideal gifts.
At this moment, GeniusKIDDY boards are only sold on this website because accompanying the toys is a posted method with detailed instructions. For more information on playing with the toys, carefully read GeniusKIDDY Method and GeniusKIDDY Practice.
Our toys are unique and developed under a pending patent and copyrighted contents.
Simply watch the below video to see how to play with your child
Playing with the toys, your toddler has an opportunity to join a real game, not just watching the others playing. It will bring fun to them and fully stimulates their brain development as well as bring many other benefits. Please watch the following video to see one of the practices with GeniusKIDDY boards. You can only need to play with your child 5 minutes each play, 3 times a day.
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