The La forêt de l’alphabet is a universal prevention program intended for 5-year-olds kindergarten children. Led by the teacher, it is designed to foster early literacy learning.


Created in the early 2000s and validated in several studies carried out by UQAM researchers, La forêt de l’alphabet is a universal prevention program.

Presented in the form of fun activities, it complements the usual kindergarten activities. This program uses the principles of explicit teaching. It includes materials to support the learning of letter names and sounds (alphabetic principle), as well as the development of phonemic awareness.

La forêt de l’alphabet can be used on its own or in combination with Fluppy and with Le sentier de l’alphabet.


For each of the 26 letters of the alphabet, four blocks of activities are proposed. Each activity can be led by the teacher, in large groups or in sub-groups. Abi the squirrel, a friendly and motivating mascot, accompanies children in their learning process.

La forêt de l’alphabet is:


Fun activities on each letter of the alphabet


A good way for teachers to familiarize themselves with pedagogical practices based on robust scientific evidence in the field of early literacy learning


An effective intervention tool to prevent learning difficulties in reading

Training courses

Forêt de l’alphabet

Duration 12 h

This 12-hour training course is offered over two non-consecutive days (or 4 blocks of 3 hours). The cost of the material is not included in the cost of training.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic theories supporting the La forêt de l’alphabet program.
  • Understand the material, the activities and their application method.
  • Integrate La forêt de l’alphabet in their daily practice.