Originally Posted by ellemenope
I am thinking 30 months is the average, though. Everyone develops differently. Some kids just obsess over letters.
30 mo (2.5yo) is still very early to recognize/name the entire written alphabet.
According to PBS.org, at age 2-3:
■May become familiar with the A-B-C song and sing it, but without knowing that the letter names recited label individual graphic designs. By the end of this year, some children (20%) recognize and label a few letters
, especially the first letter in their own name, and perhaps other letters in their name. By the end of this year, many children (70%) do not know the names of any letters.
Also by the end of this year, a few children (10%) know most uppercase letters.So 10% by 36mo.
age 3-4 (so 36-48mo)
■By the end of this year, many children (40%) can name 5-10 letters, some children (30%) know more than half of the uppercase letters, a few children
(20%) can name virtually all uppercase letters, and a few children (10%) still know fewer than 5 letters. Many children confuse highly-similar letters, such as "M" and "W," or "E" and "F." Children often refer to numbers as "letters." Children often notice specific letters in environmental print (e.g. on road and shop signs).So 20% by 48mo
■By the end of this year, many children (60%) know more than half of the uppercase alphabet letters and 5-10 lowercase letters, some children (30%) know all uppercase and many lowercase letters, and a few children (10%) still know fewer than half of the uppercase letters. Children notice letters in familiar words and the environment.
Still well under 50% knowing all letters.
It isn't until the end of age 5 (ie, kindergarten) that we get the majority of kids knowing the full alphabet.
■By the end of this year, almost all typical children know their uppercase letters and most lowercase letters. For many children, recognition and naming of uppercase is very rapid by the end of this year, as is the naming of many lowercase letters.