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Why Alphabet Books?


Alphabet science picture books are great for babies, tots, and beyond; they cater to the broadest range of readers because of the wealth of information that can be included in them, and therefore are a helpful resource for content learning. One of the most efficient types of literacy instruction comes when topics are taught contextually. They are also a great format to appeal to different learning styles – reading out loud for audible learners and colorful illustrations for visual learners.

In all of our alphabet books about chemistry for kids, there are four main parts to each page: (1) the main letter and word, (2) the illustration, (3) the brief definition, and (4) the longer description. Each part is aimed to help in different developmental stages of learning how to read.

1) The Main Letter and Word helps readers:
     a. Recognize letters
     b. Expand their vocabulary
     c. Identify the difference between letters and words
     d. Relate letters to words
     e. Learn the relationship between letters, sounds, and words.

2) The Colorful and Fun Picture:
     a. Provides visual clues to help figure out what a word says.
     b. If readers do not understand the word, then the pictures can help them figure out the meaning
     c. Helps convey the meaning of the word
     d. Helps develop visual intelligence – helps us look for meaning in the visual
     e. Great for visual learners

3) The Brief Definition helps readers:
     a. Advance their language and vocabulary
     b. Connects the word into a known meaning
     c. Learn new ideas and gain new knowledge

4) The Longer Description helps readers:
     a. Apply and understand the definitions for each word
     b. Develop greater reading comprehension
     c. Integrate the known meaning of the word provided by the definition
     d. Expand their knowledge