Some of our visitors ask us why all our materials are printed in lower-case letters as opposed to upper-case letters. We know that many preschool and kindergarten teachers focus on teaching upper-case letters first.
The ability to recognize lower-case letters (a, b, c, etc.) on sight is more important for reading. Just look at this webpage. Almost all the letters here are lower-case letters!
Because most of the words children read are made up of lower-case letters, we at SightWords.com strongly recommend that you use the lower-case letters to teach the letter sounds. Reading consists of taking the individual letter sounds and blending them together into whole words.
Use lower-case letters to teach the letter sounds.
Use upper-case letters to teach the letter names.
So should you ignore the upper-case letters? Of course not! We recommend that you use upper-case letters (A, B, C, etc.) to teach the names of the letters.