This letter K song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs.
The song introduces the letter sound by featuring 12 words beginning with the letter k sound, including some sight words.
Kids songs are a good way for a child to start to learn to read – and this one is set to a catchy rap tune, features lots of colorful pictures and has a simple rhyming pattern. It is also a good song to introduce the letter K for someone who is learning English.
K is a pleasingly consistent letter. Other than its occasional appearance as a silent letter it can mostly be relied upon to have its usual, ‘k is for king’, sound. It does present some problems for young children learning to write though – they sometimes are unsure whether a word is spelled with a ‘k’ or a ‘c’.
To new readers of English, the presence of ‘k’ at the start of ‘know’ and ‘knock’ must seem very strange.
The reason that the words are spelled this way is that they are believed to have once been pronounced with a ‘k’ sound at the beginning.
For example, it is thought that in Old English ‘knife’ was pronounced as ‘kuh-nife’. Over time, the pronunciation changed to the current one, but as is often the case in English the spelling did not change – hence the silent k!
Letter K Song Lyrics
K is for key – to open a door
K is for ketchup – I always need more
K is for king – he wears a big crown
K is for kangaroo – hopping all around
K is for koala – asleep in a tree
K is for kettle – would you like a cup of tea?
K is for keyboard – we use it to type
K is for kiwi – so delicious when ripe
K is for kitchen – for baking a pie
K is for kite – way up in the sky
K is for kitten – so cute and so small
K is for kick – let’s go kick a ball
Letter K and Alphabet Resources
Letter K Worksheets – try using our Letter K Worksheets. They are free and printable for parents and teachers to use.
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 Songs – try using these alphabet songs that we’ve compiled that are freely available on youtube.