Bessie Massey December 14, 2020 Alphabet Worksheet
But the alphabet color pages which come with designs and small drawings like beautiful coloring objects make it easy for them to remember the words. When H for Horse or Home or House is linked with pictures or cartoons of the objects, they find it interesting and funny and remember quickly. Thus this is one very important benefit that you get from alphabet coloring pages. All the alphabet coloring pages are designed by designers who draw alphabets in variety of shapes that create some kind of interest in their minds and they can imagine and related them to objects. Such images on the pages reinforce letter and numeric figure recognition and also improve writing skills. The children also try to draw or write the alphabets beautifully as in the coloring pages. Thus their basic starts with some discipline and interest to create things better.
We use the alphabet to imply simplicity, yet knowing the alphabet is crucial to your childs education. Letters are the building blocks of words and knowing the letters of the alphabet are the first step to learning to read, and your child will need to know the alphabet for using the index of a book, finding one in a library or using a dictionary. (Yes, your child will still be using books at school for the foreseeable future!) Children learn best through play, so you should never try to teach your child letters in any formal way. Include the alphabet in your childs usual games and reading time and they will happily absorb this knowledge without any pressure.
Another important contribution of the Romans came in the fourth century AD when someone came up with the idea of cutting the scrolls that had been in use until then, into oblong strips and then sewing the strips together down one side to form the first books. The advantage of a book is the ability to easily access information without unrolling an entire scroll. Early cuneiform letters are combinations of straight lines. Later, circles and arcs were included as the means to draw them became available. The Etruscan alphabet had 20 letters. The earliest Roman (Latin) alphabet had 21 letters. By the end of the Roman era, the letter Y and Z from the Greek letters Upsilon and Zeta had been added for a total of 23 letters. Then in medieval times the letters J, U, and W were added to bring the total to the 26 letters of the modern alphabet.
As representative of Latin systems, English writing system is growing through representing knowledge, recording speech sounds and borrowing, among other means. The trend of Englishs dominance is continuing. Written English is used by more and more people in non-native regions and would eventually be adopted by all. English will also be spoken by more people following the spread of written English . Other writing systems may be replaced, Romanized or coexist with English. Written English is systematic. It has 26 letters, established rules for word-formation and grammar. Will it evolve in fundamental level, i.e. its scripts, lexicon or grammar? Or it will only continue growth basing on current system and rules? In near future, radical change seems unlikely. English has become international language. Without challenge, its basic look would not change. Rather, it would grow upon existing system when other language, culture and new-found knowledge are represented. On the long run, radical change cannot be ruled out. Theoretically, its future can be studied from its visual feature and is governed by legibility principle. In reality, the evolution is now a global process with billions of peoples participation. That is absolutely very complex. It is shaped by writings of every individual.
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.
Simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese coexist. The traditional Chinese should represent the genuine Chinese since simplification of Chinese characters was due to foreign influence. The simplification of Chinese characters was accompanied by change in writing direction. Change in direction is consistent with and also promotes simplification. Simplification and change from vertical to horizontal are in fact Chineses deviation from its essential nature. Characters internal structure is less concerned about. People are now accustomed to reason basing on double- or multi-character words rather than single characters. There is debate whether simplification of Chinese is beneficial. Simply put, as Chinese system has turned into horizontal system, further simplification should be its future.