Alphabet Learning Time

Resource type: 
Learning Time






By Matthew Van Fleet

It’s time to go on an ABC Safari. In Matthew Van Fleet's incredible new touch and feel book, over 100 creatures and plants from A to Z hilariously demonstrate action words, synonyms, opposites, and more. Young explorers are challenged to spot four plants or animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. 23 textures plus foils, flaps, pull tabs, and even a scratch-and-sniff scent add to the interactive surprises on every page.

Key Message for Parents | The first five years matter and last a lifetime

During the first five years of a child’s life, rapid brain development takes place. The long-term benefits of caring adults sharing stories, songs and play with young children are many. Some ideas to share with parents are:

  • Children that have a strong attachment with a loved one feel happy and confident and therefore confident to play and explore
  • Books, songs, rhymes, and conversations introduce children to new words in meaningful ways, giving them opportunities to listen and use language and booking the number of words in their vocabulary
  • Handling books and singing songs with actions help children develop coordination in their fingers and hands.
  • Regular exposure to books and stories helps children develop the necessary emergent literacy skills they will need when they start school.


Learning Outcomes | Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

As facilitators, we can help young children become confident learners during Story Time by:

  • Providing play activities which foster curiosity and engagement
  • Recognizing and valuing children’s involvement in learning
  • Providing young children with resources that offer challenge, intrigue, and surprise
  • Support their investigations and share their enjoyment.



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