Each word is composed of letters. Each letter has its own distinct sound. An image of an object which begins with that letter and resembling the shape of the letter is included in this 54 card set of the alphabet. Each 5.5” x 5.5” picture was carefully chosen and matched to the letter it represents. This promotes letter-sound association. Introduce no more than two letters at a time. Avoid teaching any two of these letters (b, d, p, q) together to prevent confusion with left, right or top and bottom orientations of the letters. We suggest teaching these image and letter cards along with the textured cards described below.