By teaching your child alphabet songs, he or she will associate the order of the letters in a fun way, and be able to easily commit them to memory.
Thanks to sites like Youtube that make publishing and distributing songs so easy, there are many different types of letter songs to choose from.
As your child gets more familiar with the Alphabet, you can begin introducing individual letter sounds and symbols to your child.
There are plenty of worksheets (see Related Pages below) that will help you with this task when your child is ready.
Of course, most everybody knows the "words" to the popular song:
H, I, J, K,L, M, N, O, P
Q, R, S
T, U, V
Y and Z
Now I know my A, B, C's
Next time won't you sing with me!
But, this song can cause a problem while first learning the ABCs.
Many children (our three included) think that L, M, N, O, P, is one letter--"elemenopee", because this song puts them so close together.
Be sure to point out that L, M, N, O and P are all different letters.
Here are a couple of songs that our youngest daughter really likes. For more videos be sure to check out the Alphabet playlist I created (link below).
There are also a bunch of different ways that the alphabet is presented. Here is one that our youngest really enjoys. It shows upper and lowercase letters on balloons.
It starts by going through each individual letter and then it sings two songs. She loves pointing to the letters on the balloons as they float up.
Here is one of the better videos that I found. Again, our daughter absolutely loves the robots and the robot voice singing the song.
Storybots is a decent show that explores tons of topics through songs and features some good cameos too. It's free on Netflix if you get a chance, you might want to check it out:
My youtube search for Alphabet songs brought back over 22,000 results. If you've ever spent time looking through youtube videos you'll know that there are a ton of horrible videos out there.
There are some that loop through the same song for an hour or more. There are others that misdirect you by promising songs and then switching to ads for something else in the middle.
I've done my best to eliminate most of those from this playlist of ABC and Phonics songs I created for our kids. Check out some of the songs there and then try the activity sheets below.
Now that you've watched some videos, it's time to get to work.
You can find free alphabet worksheets using the images below. You'll find coloring pages, letters that your child can cut out and some fun activities to do:
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