Learn Alphabet Letters | Alphabet Learning For 3, 4 And 5 Year Olds – Those Are the Strokes, Folks!

Those Are the Strokes, Folks!

Those Are the Strokes, Folks! TM

  • BUILD THE LETTERS. LEARN THE LETTERS.

  • BUILD THE LETTERS. LEARN THE LETTERS.

  • Uppercase letter identification
  • Printing readiness
Ages 3-6 Neat storage
Ages 3-6 Neat storage

Better Letter Learning with the Three Strokes and a Bump

Beautiful rustic illustration of the Three Strokes and a Bump in their A-frame library looking at a rustic whiteboard that shows the four kinds of letter lines in red: straight, circle, diagonal and U-shaped.

Oh, Mommy...

I can name all 26 kids in my class. No problem! I can pick Sally out and remember her name because I know what she looks like. She has long, dark, curly hair, medium skin tone, green eyes ... yeah, really ... green eyes—and freckles. (I really like freckles!)

But I can’t name the 26 letters. It’s kinda hard to know each letter’s name when they all just look like a bunch of squiggly lines.

If only I could learn about the four kinds of letter lines ... and the lines each letter is made of ... and how a letter’s lines are arranged ... If only I could BUILD the letters. (I LOVE to build!) Then, I’d really know what each letter looks like and remember its name.

Uppercase Letter Identification the STEM Letter-Form Way

On the more technical side...
  • On their own, young children learn to identify 26 classmates quickly and easily.
  • With help, it takes one to two years for children to learn to identify 26 letters. Why?
For young children, letters are visually meaningless lines that make them difficult to distinguish and remember. Those Are the Strokes, Folks! STEM Letter-Form Learning brings visual meaning to the letters.
  • Children learn there are only four kinds of letter lines: straight, circle, diagonal, and U-shaped.
  • Together with the four letter line characters, Roddy, Roly, Slopey, and Bump, children build the letters.
When children know the four kinds of letter lines AND each letter's lines and how they are arranged, they are easier to distinguish and identify.

Printing Readiness: Before Little Hands Are Ready to Print, Build the Letters


Fill the printing readiness learning gap with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Printing Readiness Learning.

Before little hands are ready to print, build the letters using Those Are the Strokes, Folks! 3D magnetic sticker manipulatives.

With Printing Readiness, children know each letter's lines and how they are arranged. When little hands are ready to print, all that's needed is to write the lines!

No more complicated directions. No more arrows and numbers. With Printing Readiness, all the information is already safely tucked away in your child's brain.

Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Printing Readiness, the easy, fast, story make-believe fun way to legible, fluent printing.
Beautiful night scene of the Three Strokes and a Bump Village. The Three Strokes and a Bump are lying down close to one another in the foreground of the Village. All the uppercase letters of the alphabet are glowing in white with sprinkling of stars

JOIN the four letter lines on their letter-building adventures

Illustration of page taken from the hardcover book introducing Roddy, the straight letter line

Roddy

THE STRAIGHT LETTER LINE

Illustration of page taken from the hardcover book introducing Roly, the circle letter lin

Roly

THE CIRCLE LETTER LINE

Illustration of page taken from the hardcover book introducing Slopey, the diagonal letter lin

Slopey

THE DIAGONAL LETTER LINE

Illustration of page taken from the hardcover book introducing Bump, the U-shaped letter lin

Bump

THE U-SHAPED LETTER LINE

HOW TO USE: LEARNING TWO WAYS

In-Use animation showing building letter R by watching the video. Hand of child selects each magnetic sticker stroke of letter R and places it on the letter board to build letter R.

Watch-Me Video Book + Magnetic Sticker Activity

In-Use animation showing building letter R from book letter recipe read by child's mother. Hand of child selects each magnetic sticker stroke of letter R and places it on the letter board to build letter R.

Watch-Me Video Book + Magnetic Sticker Activity

In-Use

Lucian had no interest in learning to identify letters.

That changed with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! STEM Letter-Form Learning.

As Lucian builds D together with the Three Strokes and a Bump, he learns about D’s form—about D’s letter lines and how D is made. Now that D has visual meaning for Lucian, he identifies D with ease.

What's Included

Product layout showing video monitor, book, Make-a-Letter Board, Holder Board and magnetic stickers
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Full Feature Watch-Me Video Book With 26 Interactive Letter Stories

(Download with Purchase)

JOIN Roddy, Roly, Slopey and Bump on their 26 interactive letter story building adventures with the Watch-Me Video Book that's filled with beautiful images, sing-along songs and memorable letter jingles.

26 Letter Stories in One Hardcover Read-to-Me Book

Those Are the Strokes, Folks! 38-page hardcover book open showing letter recipes for letters R and letter S
Those Are the Strokes, Folks! sheet of 22 magnetic stickers. Some stickers are shown removed from sheet. The magnetic stickers show the Three Strokes and a Bump characters.

22 Three Strokes and a Bump Magnetic Stickers

The Magnetic Sticker Holder and Make-a-Letter Boards

Front and back of magnetic sticker Holder Board. Front and back of Make-a-Letter Board.

• BUILD the letters.

• LEARN about each letter's shape.

• RECOGNIZE and NAME the letters.

• And when little hands are ready to PRINT, just draw each letter's lines

Renee - David’s mother and nurse

“... a great learning tool for my son. He picked it right up.”

David says, “I DO IT!”



Lisa, Head Teacher, Joyful Christian Preschool

“I will highly recommend this
product to my preschool parents.”

Savoia Harmonie's mother and lots more

"My baby really liked it...and so do I."


Harmonie says, "T,T,T!"



Amanda - Brandon’s mother, first-grade teacher

“I highly recommend this program for
parents with young children.”

Patryk - Lucian's father, video director

"I face many challenges in having my child focus on educational activities, but he has taken to Strokes like a fish to water.”

Getting to know
Three Strokes and a Bump Learning

Three Strokes and a Bump Learning

Provider of early education learning products using SIMPL—structured interactive make-believe play.

Three Strokes and a Bump Learning proudly announces its first product: Those Are the Strokes, Folks! Letter-Form Learning for Uppercase Letter Identification and Printing Readiness.

D. H. Harrison, Founder

Homeschooling mom from way back; Co-developer and instructor the Outlaw Vowel Gang, the fifty-two-week program for comprehensive literacy; Respeak and Listen: Ancient Greek Reading Instruction for Modern English (Spring 2022); Education researcher/theoretician; College English adjunct instructor; Developer SIMPL, Structured Interactive Make-believe Play, for early academic learners; Developer STEM-based Letter-Form Learning; Creator/producer Those Are the Strokes, Folks! STEM Letter-Form Learning for Uppercase Letter Identification and Printing Readiness.

4 Reasons Why Those Are The Strokes, Folks! Is The Best All-In-One Alphabet Learning Toy and Learn To Write Letters Activity

With Those Are the Strokes, Folks! your preschooler learns the lettersAND takes those important first steps to learn to write letters the right way all in one educational toy.

HIGH-VALUE MAKE-BELIEVE PLAY FOR RELATABLE LETTER LEARNING

Let’s face it, preschoolers are not actually excited about letter learning.

But when letter learningcomes alive with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! high-value interactive make-believe play, then letter learning is relatable and as much fun (and sometimes more!) as playing with a favorite Disney toy.

When your child joins the Three Strokes and a Bump: Roddy, Roly, Slopey and Bump on their 26 letter building adventures, they learn the letters and prepare for a lifetime of fluent, legible writing skill.

LEARNING THE LETTERS THROUGH LETTER BUILDING

Children love to build. And nothing is more fun and satifying than building the letters!

When children build the letters with alphabet letter stickers, they learn to really know the letters and can identify them as easily as they identify 26 classmates.

And with Those Are the Strokes, Folks! letter building learning, when little hands are ready, all that’s needed to print the letters fluently and legibly, is to write the lines!

THREE GIFTS IN ONE

Those Are the Strokes, Folks! is three gifts in one.

CHOOSE HOW TO LEARN

Those Are the Strokes, Folks! is the only educational toy with Learn Your Way. You and your child can choose and change how to learn.

Choose DIY learning with the Watch-Me video and interactive magnetic alphabet letter stickers.

Or, for cozy together time, use the Read-to-Me book and the interactive magnetic alphabet letter stickers.

Make your child’s first literacy learning experience EASY, FAST, AND BEST OF ALL, FUN with Those Are the Strokes, Folks!