These word exercises are designed to help your child read words. Instead of teaching your child that "a is for apple", which may be confusing for children who are learning to read in more than one language, show your child an apple and slowly spell out the letters a-p-p-l-e and then repeat the word apple. Or try saying “a-p-p-l-e spells apple”. This will help you to later replace the first language word with a second language word for the same object. It is also a good idea to start with teaching words as part of larger word families. You may want to teach number words first and then teach color words. This kind of chunking of the information can give your child a sense of accomplishment and help build self esteem. Then, celebrate when your child can read all the number words or all the color words.