WHICH “a” DO I USE WHEN I MAKE FLASH CARDS or BOOKS? WHY?
Simple Question, Simple Answer
We use the “a” that your child will read for the rest of his or her life. That would be “a”. The alternative lowercase “a”, the circle + a short line, is taught in schools for handwriting only because it’s so much simpler for the child to create. But, with the exception of 1 or 2 odd type fonts, that’s the last you’ll see of it.
So use “a”.
Won’t My Child Be Confused?
Nope. That’s the beauty of young, elastic minds. They somehow get the transference without any fuss.
So your only problem now is that you’ll have to learn to write a nice “a.” Piece of cake!
A Few Holiday Words With That “a”
You can practice your “a’s” with some new flash cards for the Holidays! And remember that length of the word means absolutely nothing when you’re teaching fun, interesting sight words.
For starters, how about: happy, holiday, Christmas, family, Santa, Claus, candy (OK, you can skip that one), star, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa…