Kindergarteners are alphabet experts! By the end of year one, children know most or all of the capital and lower-case letters, and their associated sounds. The idea that letters represent sounds is called phonological awareness, and is a key ingredient to success in reading.
Kindergarteners develop phonological awareness skills in a variety of ways, including lots of fun, hands-on games. Here’s a fun, albeit “roundabout” way to get your child to listen to beginning alphabet sounds and match them with their letter symbols.