Letter Y Song

This letter Y song is one of a series of guruparents phonics songs.

The song introduces the letter sound by featuring 12 words containing the letter y 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 y for someone who is learning English.

‘Y’ is officially classed as a consonant – and acts as a consonant whenever it is pronounced with a ‘y is for yellow’ sound. However, it also acts as a vowel – for example in the word ‘baby’ it has a long ‘e’ sound, and in ‘my’ it has a long ‘i’ sound.

Letter Y Song Lyrics

Y is for yellow – the color of the sun
Y is for yo-yo – you play with it for fun

Y is for yelling – it’s really rather rude
Y is for yum – to describe delicious food

Y is for yogurt – it usually is white
Y is for yolk – its color is so bright

Y is for yawn – when you open your mouth wide
Y is for yacht – let’s go sailing with the tide

Y is for yes – it’s the opposite of no
Y is for yard – a place for grass to grow

Y is for yarn – we use it when we weave
Y is for year – it ends on New Year’s Eve

Letter Y and Alphabet Resources

Letter Y Worksheets – try using our Letter Y 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.


View more videos like the Letter Y Song on the guruparents youtube channel.

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