This catchy, easy to follow alphabet song will not only teach your kids how to say the letters but also to recognize capital and lower case letters. In the second version, the final letter is spoken as a ‘zed’ not a ‘zee’ and is therefore correct for schools in Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The alphabet is repeated five times for reinforcement – presenting the letters in different ways so children get used to seeing them in a variety of formats. As a challenge, the song speeds up four times before slowing right down for the final verse to reinforce learning and to aid in memorization.
In addition to being essential for reading and writing, a knowledge of the alphabet from an early age will help kids feel confident and excited about learning. Kids who arrive at school already knowing the letters of the alphabet will find early lessons easy and fun and will be more likely to fall in love with reading.
Teaching children the alphabet should be a fun experience for both parent and child. Remember that there is no pressure – have fun and ensure your child has fun too!
Alphabet Song with zed not zee!
Alphabet Chart – the alphabet chart consists of all the letters with a picture corresponding to the phonic sound they make. The chart is a great tool to teach the alphabet to your child.
Alphabet Videos – try using these alphabet videos that we’ve compiled that are freely available on youtube.
Beginning Sounds Worksheets – these twenty beginning sounds worksheets can be used to cover a range of letter blends and digraphs (unique sounds).
Word Beginning Sounds Chart – the Word Beginnings Sounds chart covers twenty of the most common two letter sounds used to begin words.