When I heard a friend say her sons, ages 1.5 and 2.5, recognized every letter of the alphabet, I choked on my water and tried not to gasp. What? My four year old won’t even sit down and trace the first letter of his name, no matter how fun I try to make it! And when he does, he makes it backwards. I called my mom, a school counselor, to find out if it was time to get him in tutoring and after she reassured me that he wouldn’t be a kindergarten drop out, I bought this video.
Apparently, LeapFrog Letter Factory is the reason that my friend’s kids are so much more brilliant than mine. Now, I’m not one to jump on every parenting bandwagon that crosses my path. I didn’t even buy Baby Einstein. But, it seemed well worth $9 to give it a try and I’m happy to report that my kids are now obsessed with the alphabet.
Now, I’m sure it really doesn’t matter and they all can recognize their ABC’s before high school but I feel a little better about letting the kids watch this instead of having their eyeballs tweak out from a Yo Gabba Gabba episode.
LeapFrog Letter Factory is $8.99 at Amazon right now if your kids are alphabet-challenged like mine.