The letter அ has its own importance in Tamil language. Our beloved Thiruvallur has started his "Thirukkural" with the first letter அ.
"அகர முதல எழுத்தெல்லாம் ஆதி
பகவன் முதற்றே உலகு".
In this post, I've shared a simple post where you can teach Tamil language's first letter with a simple activity!
A4 paper , Paint, Paintbrush, Crayons, Glue, Googly eyes, Marker/ Sketch, Cloth to wipe.
First write the letters அ and the word அணில் with marker. Read the letter two to three times and ask them once (reinforcement). Now paint the foot with brown color (my son was all giggly as it was chill :D) , ask you little one to place the foot on the paper. Immediately take the cloth and wipe their legs (or you will have to wipe the entire home ;-) ). Let it dry. Now outline the feet with marker and draw a bigggg tail. Show the letter to your child and ask him. Then give him the crayons and ask him to color the tail. Later the final part of sticking the eyes. Stick it and your அணில் is ready. :)
PS: If you don't have paint at home right now, use mike of turmeric powder and kumkum. I did the same and the result was amazing. Look at the picture yourself!
Few other activities which you can try for the letter அ:
- Practice tracing the letter on the letter (Download our Printable)
- Ask the child to keep the pulses above the letter.
- Roll the playdough and keep on the letter.
- Draw அணில் and ask the child to color.
- Give the worksheet and ask the child to write the letter and color the picture.
If your child is not ready instead of forcing them to learn you can give them some time.
Few worksheets which you can use for teaching Tamil letter அ:
Please check this video for detailed explanation to teach the letter அ: