Learning the alphabet can be super tricky, but using something as simple as an ABC song, alphabet song, or alphabet chant can make all the difference!
It is important for children to be able to learn letter sounds as well as to know how to recognize and identify letters. Letter knowledge and awareness play a key role in learning to read. Alphabet songs are not only fun, but they are also valuable resources that you can use to help children learn about letters. Learning through song provides the opportunity to experience letters in an entertaining way, while also keeping a fun and gradual pace to the learning process.
As a preschool teacher of 15 years, something that I also always try to have around is the alphabet at eye level for children. The best are the ones with the uppercase and lowercase letters and a visual to show the child what the letter sound starts with.
We love our alphabet posters and cards that I made for the home or classroom.
ABC Songs For Kids
Now, on to the ABC songs that I wish I would have known ages ago!
Alphabet and Phonics Song
from Patty Shukla
This alphabet song is a great way to work on phonics, American Sign Language, and more! It’s super fun to learn and a little bit addictive to sing throughout the day!
Learning Letter Sounds
by Jack Hartmann
This alphabet song is one that kids love to sing over and over again! Jack Hartmann has many alphabet songs, but this is probably our absolute favorite that works on letter recognition and letter sounds. You can even add sign language in too.
Dinosaurs A to Z
from PBS Kids
Dinosaur lovers are going to love this rendition of the alphabet from Dinosaur Train. This episode is specific to the alphabet and keeps kids entertained while helping them learn the letters, letter formation and more.
Usher’s ABC Song
from Sesame Street
This is a fun and upbeat alphabet song! The song has two parts. One sang by Sesame Street characters and the other sang by Usher. The characters sing the letters themselves while Usher sings words that start with the letters. This helps with learning the letters as well as the beginning sounds.
Sing the Alphabet Song!
from Sesame Street
We all know the excitement that Sesame Street can provide for children. When children like a certain character or group of characters, it can help encourage them to want to learn. This video is perfect for that. Who doesn’t like Big Bird and Elmo when learning the alphabet?
from BPSPathways-Bloomington Public Schools
This is a fun way for kids to hear the letter, hear the beginning sound, as well as see the example of the beginning sound. The three together will really help kids learn and know the ABCs and beginning sounds!
from Little Baby Bum
I like this particular ABC song because it shows the letters bright, big and bold. This means that kids can see the colorful letters while hearing the sound as well as a word that starts with that letter. The combination is a perfect visual for kids to better understand and learn the beginning sounds!
ABC Phonics Song – ABC Songs for Children
from THe Learning Station
This phonics song shows fun pictures of objects that start with each letter of the alphabet. It also shows an upper and lowercase letter next to the picture. This is helpful for children to make the connection. The song also sings the object’s name, the letter, and reiterates the beginning sound.
from Jack Hartmann
This video will help children learn letter sounds and practice letter recognition while exercising. This is a perfect indoor activity when kids need to get out the wiggles. This is also great for children for incorporating learning with movement!
See It, Say It, Sign It
from Jack Hartmann
This is a fun and easy way to practice the ABCs as well as learn the American Sign Language alphabet. This video shows the sign language letter, shows the written letter as well as speaks the letter sound. Learning sign language can not only help with the alphabet but can help build confidence and self-esteem.
from Super Simple Songs
This is great for combining American Sign Language and the alphabet! Learning a second language, including American Sign Language, is beneficial in so many ways.
Alligators All Around
from Carole King
This song is from Really Rosie, a musical that first aired in 1975. It makes learning the alphabet come alive with this catchy song.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The beloved book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, takes on new life as a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom song!
from Dr. Jean Feldman Songs
This song is a great example of combining music and movement! This can help kids get wiggles out while practicing phonics. This is especially helpful for students who need to learn through movement!
The ABCs to Mary Had a Little Lamb
from Alina Celeste
This is a great example of singing the traditional ABCs to a different tune. This can help children actually learn the letter order, not just the song itself. Plus it’s fun!
Tell Me What Sounds Letters Make
by Mister B
Turn learning the alphabet into a fun dance with this Reggae mix of the alphabet!
Want more ideas and songs?
Here are some of our other favorite alphabet activities:
Other than the songs linked below, here are some more of our favorite awesome kid songs:
- Welcome Songs
- Hello Songs
- Goodbye Songs
- Days of the Week Songs
- Movement and Action Songs
- Brain Break Dance Songs
- Nursery Rhyme Songs
- Songs that Teach
- The Ultimate Guide to Preschool Songs
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