Bessie Massey December 14, 2020 Alphabet Worksheet
Without rigorous proof, this conclusion is taken for granted by man due to its intuitiveness and accord to most facts and history of alphabets. Let me now ask some basic questions. Why alphabets better represent sounds than pictographs do? How to determine if a script is good at representing sounds? Are some alphabets better in representing sounds than other alphabets are? Should evolution be attributed to the spoken form, written form or the representing itself? These simple questions are not easy to answer. Why not attribute the evolution of writing to the visual form, then? That can certainly have more clarity and become simple as writing itself is visual creature. Why people still stick to the represent speech notion then? Following are some possible reasons. Speech and writing both changed a lot over time. They associated with each other tighter and tighter and are considered same thing - language. Speech is considered primary in language, which is by far meant spoken language. Speech is associated with human nature, while writing is considered an artifact. There are two points. One is they associate with each other. The other is speech is primary. The latter is itself a profound, although taken for granted. Here we take neutral position and wont try to approve nor reject it. As we have said, speech and writing has independent origins. The link between them is not preexisting. They are set up after longtime use. The resultant connection between writing and speech shouldnt be taken as the cause for the writing to evolve. Rather, the characteristics of writing should be analyzed to explain how it evolves visually. Then, the speech-writing associations influence on writings evolution should be addressed.
Who needs alphabet coloring pages? As already stated that alphabet coloring pages are specially designed for preschool children, however they can also be used for toddlers, kindergarten students, and also for first grade students who are little slow in learning. They have been designed to have good and positive impact on the learning capacities of children. Almost all types of alphabet coloring pages and printable materials feature school compatible Standard Block Print or DNealian Modern Block Print handwriting guidelines. Thus you dont have to worry about the standards of the coloring pages for children. All the color/sans color printed alphabet coloring pages can be used as teaching aid, education display poster, decorate rooms of your children, homemade alphabet boot, coloring book and also theme alphabet coloring book. The alphabets from the printed pages can be cut into basic shapes too to make homemade puzzles for making study of alphabets more interesting.
Nowadays, alphabet is used all over the world. There are more than ¾ of the worlds languages use alphabet, and about 60% of the worlds population speaks languages that have a written alphabet. Its important to write and read in order for the human society to communicate and learn about history. Until the invention of writing, the only way humans had to communicate was face to face. This prevented information from being able to be shared with any sort of wide spread. Based on alphabet, people developed the writing system which could help to preserve human knowledge in a thing called "book". Thanks to book, people could read and know more about the world and shape up the education system like today. Therefore, book is one of the greatest worth treasure in the world. Alphabet also plays an important part to traders and merchants in keeping records of their business.
We can see alphabetic system and Chinese have directional characteristic. Alphabetic systems are dominantly written horizontally while Chinese is traditionally written vertically. Alphabetic sequence is lengthened while Chinese characters are enclosed. That might be due to horizontal-vertical visual span asymmetry. Horizontal lengthening may have led to development into alphabet while enclosing results in complexity. Writing direction and complexity of symbols might be correlated. Lets employ the visions characteristic to explain how symbols grow in horizontal/vertical directions. The best shape of a single symbol might be oval resembling macula. It would have greater width than height. When a sequence of symbols is read and one of the symbols is fixated, the eyes also take in info of symbols adjacent to the fixated symbol. The visions power is thus shared by the several adjoining symbols. If the visual span is larger, the symbols at and around fixation will be more simplified. Hence horizontally arranged symbols can be more simplified.
Many alphabet books have themes such as animals or toys which will also help teach your child the names of common objects. In fact, I still find it useful to know that there is such a thing as an X-ray fish when I play alphabet games with my children, a fact I learnt from my sons alphabet book. Next try talking to your child about other words that begin with the same letter. They will probably be very interested, for example, to know what letter their own name begins with. After a while you can start to ask them if they recognise any of the letters. Carry on singing the Alphabet Song with them until they can sing it for themselves. It is also useful to put up a poster with the alphabet on it in a room that the children spend a lot of time in, as this will further reinforce their alphabet learning.
Create artwork with your children. While fingerpainting a flower, you might help the child fingerpaint the letter "F" for flower. Guide your childs hand in forming letter shapes to imitate those seen on alphabet blocks and such, or paint a letter and work it into a design. Create letters in paint and in clay, carve them into bars of soap, draw them in crayon, scratch them in the sand at the beach, form letters in shaving cream on the bathroom mirror - use whatever is at hand to create spontaneous moments of joyful sharing with your child. Variety of media, times of day, and places will keep it all fresh and fun and reduce the risk of boredom. Learning should not be dull or tedious. Its a key part of life and there should be no arbitrary boundaries between daily life, learning and play. (Also, beyond the immediate goal of promoting alphabet skills, positive learning experiences at an early age can make learning, itself, an exciting opportunity for discovery and feelings of accomplishment. Self-affirming early learning experiences help children start school with more positive attitudes that can affect their success in school... and in life.)