The C in c-a-t sounds different than the C in o-c-e-a-n than the C in s-i-l-e-n-c-e and so on! That can be confusing for anyone, but for a new comer to the English alphabet — from a child just learning the ABCs to someone learning English as another language — it can be a real stumper.
At Move2Learn, we know how critical movement is to getting the brain going to learn it’s best. New research backs that up, showing how integrating whole-body movements into learning the alphabet improves students’ recollection of letter-sound pairings and hard-to-learn sounds. Take a listen to Edutopia’s recent blog to learn more.