Mister Smith Learning

Alphabet/Letter Recognition and Early Literacy Products

See How Teachers and Parents are Drastically Improving Letter Recognition

No matter how good of a teacher or parent you are, you will still have kids that struggle to recognize their letters. Mister Smith has created a simple and effective flashcard program that will quickly help you teach your kids their letters.

No training necessary. Letter and image on the front. How to teach is written in easy to understand language on the back.

Start with the "easy" letters first to build your child's confidence and move onto "medium" and "more difficult" letters.

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In depth blog post on letter recognition

Recent Success Stories:

I have to say that I was skeptical. I just didn’t know what results this program of letter identification would provide my students. I was so overwhelmed with the outcome!! I had a student that I had tried everything with and then I thought, “ok, I’m going to give this a shot, too!” My student gained 13 letters in one day!!! I wanted to cry! I then heard this student reciting word for word the sayings to another struggling student so I knew it wasn’t that it just finally “clicked.” It was your program that finally that met her learning needs and I am forever grateful for giving me a tool to use as I continue my teaching career. Thank you is not enough—you are my teaching HERO!!- Teacher

This is the only thing that I have found that finally got to my child. He has improved in just 2 days-- from 12 letters to 20. I am floored and so thankful. I didn't think he would ever improve. Just an awesome resource.- Parent/Teacher

Ok! Thank you so much! It's amazing how just only in a few days he is recognizing the letters! I'm truly amazed that my two year old is doing the same. I have finally found a system that would help me to teach as well as help my children to learn all at the same time! Thank you for taking the time out to create this and to share!!!!- Parent

It absolutely works!! Used with whole RTI group and they all now confidently know all upper and lower case letters!!! Thank you Mr. Smith!- Teacher

I’ve been teaching for 23 yrs and believe me I’ve tried it all. This, for whatever reason, really works. I am truly impressed with this product.- Teacher

I bought Mr. Smith’s flashcards to work with pre-K preschoolers (will start kindergarten in the fall) in early November and have witnessed how amazing these truly are!!! We have seen success with kiddos that are really struggling and have recently started teaching our 3-4 year old classes this method!!! It works!!!- PreK Teacher

I'm a little bit stunned at how quickly my daughter caught on to the lower case letters. I was going to quiz her one more time and she took the stack of cards from my hand and quickly recited the correct name for each letter. I just ordered the sound card bundle!- Parent

I am a kindergarten teacher and had 6 students who knew none of their letters. I purchased your cards and within 3 weeks those 6 students now know 95% of their letters. I am so impressed and in love with your product. Thank you for inventing it and selling it. I will definitely start the school year off with it next year and tell all of my fellow educators about it (Let’s be honest I already have)! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

I absolutely love this resource! It is so exciting to see my kiddos that have been struggling to learn their letters get them! What a great product. :)- Teacher

“I used the flash cards on 5 students whose letter recognition was 3/26 or at the most 10/26. Each day brought different results, but we were at a stand still.... they weren’t improving. I started your flash cards on a Monday, by Wednesday they were at at 16/26, 23/26, 21/26, 25/26 & 14/26. This week I actually believe that 4 of the 5 kinders will achieve 100%. What makes this a great situation for me is that 3 of the students were picking up on their sounds...sooo now, for them, their writing is taking off. I used the flash card individually and in small group. I have already met with a Filipino mom so that it is being modeled correctly at home. Thank you!!!! Kinder Teacher in Hawaii!!!” — KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

“Wow! I was really struggling with my TK/K class this year. 18 out of the 23 entered knowing fewer than 5 letters (most of those knew 0) and they weren’t making much progress with my normal strategies. I got them working on these cards daily with me in their small groups and boom - most are above 20 letters just 15 days later! I am pretty amazed! I don’t often come across such effective resources, ... this one is a keeper.” — KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

I cannot say thank you enough for this amazing product! I am overjoyed with the cards! I have a student who knew 0 letters after 9 weeks in school. On Monday he knew 0/26 now (Thursday) he can recognize 14/26 consistently and recognize them elsewhere in the classroom. We thought ok maybe he won't remember tomorrow but he is so excited that he remembers now! It seriously has changed this little boys outlook on learning. He asked to do more letters today instead of center time. I have been recommending your product to anyone I know that could use this type of resource!Thank you SO SO much! I was feeling very discouraged!!!! I truly appreciate you! Thank you for making such a wonderful product! -KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

The order in which the letters are introduced so that the student feels successful and motivated to continue to learn.

The order in which the letters are introduced so that the student feels successful and motivated to continue to learn.

This is an example of how one might introduce the Letter Recognition Program.

This is how you might introduce the Sound Cards and early reading activities.