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.