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What are some ABC games for little kids?

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Alphabet games for preschool-aged children can include online games to be played independently, such as those found on Education.com as well as board games such as the "Super Why ABC Game" and the "Alphabet Soup Game." Finger play songs and activities corresponding with alphabet-themed books are also popular.

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Both alphabet-themed board games and online games typically include goals such as matching an uppercase letter to its lowercase counterpart or having children identify a letter that matches a certain sound. In the game "Alphabet Balloon Pop" on Education.com, children hear a letter name and must click on that letter from a set of three or four choices. The "Super Why ABC Game" involves letter identification, rhyming, basic spelling and connecting a letter with its sound. "Alphabet Bingo" can be played with a larger classroom as the teacher calls out a letter, and the children try to fill their letter cards.

Finger plays are common alphabet games for use in preschool lessons or library storytimes. Songs are often versions of the alphabet sung to different tunes, usually with accompanying motions. One common example is "Alphabet Beat," in which children sing along to "Clap your hands, stomp your feet. Everybody do the alphabet beat!" The song moves through each letter along with a word that begins with that letter and a motion to keep the children active through the lesson. These songs can fit into a lesson with alphabet-themed books such as "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and "Alligator Alphabet."

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