You will be glad to know that at this stage, your child is actually capable of recognising some of the alphabets from the ABCD.. saga. Wow! Just yesterday he was a little one and now he has already started his academic journey with baby steps!
What you need to know
You can start teaching your child the alphabet when they are around 2, but don't expect full mastery for some time. What's more, your child will learn differently from older children, so don't pull out the flashcards and audiotapes just yet. Instead, rely on visual aids such as colorful alphabet picture books. Your child will have a great time pointing out the letters they know, as well as colors, shapes, animals, and other objects in the book.
What you need to do
The first step in teaching the alphabet is getting your child interested in listening to stories. At around age 2 or 3, children who are frequently read to get the idea that those books contain print, which is made up of letters. There are lots of fun ways to introduce your child to individual letters. Sign his name to his artwork, then point out each letter one by one. You can reinforce this identification in many ways: Alphabet letters forming their name on the door of their room, perhaps, or a toy or puzzle personalized with their name.