A lot of parents feel pressured that their toddler is not reciting their ABC’s so they pressure their child’s teacher to teach them while they drill the child at home with the ABC song. Not realizing that the child is only memorizing a song and that does not verify that they know their ABC’s. Why? Because they cannot identify them. There are studies from credited speech therapists and developmental psychologists that show under the age of four it is not a major crisis for a child not to be interested in learning their alphabets and I concur. Although I do encourage reading daily with your child: it helps build vocabulary, teaches listening skills, it’s a great way for the two of you to spend time together.