My toddler is by no means “gifted” or highly accelerated — he’s right on target, a little faster and a little slower in different areas — but one way he’s stood out is his love of the ABCs. From an unlikely young age, he could sing the entire ABC song and cite every single letter without fail. Parents would say Wow, what’s your secret? Either that or they’d assume I must have been flash-carding and drilling him before bedtime.
But all I did was play with him, making the letters available and part of everyday life. Here are 10 of my favorite ABC toys to get kids excited about the alphabet: