30 Fun Alphabet Songs for Children

30 Fun Alphabet Songs for Children

In Teaching Children About Letters, singing alphabet songs was one suggestion to increase kids’ alphabetical awareness.  That being said, I really wanted to share some songs that would fit that bill.  I am very partial to Dr. Jean, Jack Hartmann, and They Might Be Giants.  In addition to their songs, I found a variety of other alphabet-related music for your (kids’) enjoyment!

Why are alphabet songs important to the letter learning process?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  :)  The most important reason is that they are a FUN way to reinforce letter names, alphabetical order, letter sounds, etc.  Children love to sing and dance, so why not run with that love of music when teaching letters?!  Many of these songs incorporate physical movements, as well as being fun songs.  Children learn in many different ways, and movement is part of that.  It gets their bodies moving, given them a different memory to associate with letters.  It also makes it a little different, and people inherently remember unique experiences.  Now, onto the “alphabet playlist”!

Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  I’ve done my best to link directly to each song.  If that wasn’t possible, then I linked to the album.

Dr. Jean “Better Bodies and Brains 1 & 2″

  • ABC Kick Box
  • Letter Pops
  • Cheering Letters

Dr. Jean “Keep on Singing and Dancing with Dr. Jean”

  • Alphabet Forwards and Backwards

Dr. Jean “Kiss Your Brain!”

  • Who Let the Letters Out 
  • Letter Aerobics
  • The Alphabet’s in My Mouth 
  • Vowel Cheer 

Dr. Jean “Sing to Learn”

  • Alphardy

You can find Dr. Jean’s site here.  It has a ton of music, as well as an amazing amount of ideas for teaching young children.

Jack Hartmann “Shake, Rattle, and Read”

  • ABC Disco 
  • Learning Letter Sounds 
  • Vowel Sound Samba 

Jack Hartmann “Language Play and Listening Fun”

  • Hands Up for Letter Sounds

Jack Hartman “Hip-Hop Alphabet, Vol. 2″

  • Move to the Alphabet

Jack Hartmann’s site is here, if you’re looking for all of his albums in one spot.

The Johnny Cash Children’s Album

They Might Be Giants “Here Come the ABCs”

Justin Roberts “Great Big Sun”

The RTTs “Turn it Up, Mommy”

Milkshake “Bottle of Sunshine”

Kermit and Ladysmith Black Mambazo “Sesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 3″

  • African Alphabet

Kim Mitzo Thompson “My First Playlist: Alphabet (Bb Ball)”

Doc Possum “Pouch Music”

James K “Good Morning Sun Goodnight Moon”

Monty Harper “Imagine That”

Cathy Fink “When The Rain Comes Down”

Johnny Bregar “Stomp Yer Feet!!”

Beth and Scott “Learn and Play”

Baby Loves Jazz “Go Baby Go”

Just for fun, you should also check out Barenaked Ladies’ song “Crazy ABCs” (from the CD “Snacktime!”).  It’s all about words that don’t follow the usual letter sound rules.  It was good for a laugh, but I wouldn’t use it when just beginning to teach young children about letters and their usual sounds!

What are your favorite kids’ alphabet songs?  I’d love to add some more to this list, so please be sure to share them in the comments below!  :)  There are a ton of additional literacy ideas on my Balanced Literacy Pinterest board, too.

Shared at The After School Link Up

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    • says

      Thanks, Ann! I had fun going through my playlists and picking out songs just for the alphabet. I played all of the songs for Little Hurricane and he got such a kick out of them! :)

  1. says

    What a list!! I love this. Music is such a powerful way to learn and has been so effective in reinforcing concepts with my kids. Thanks for pulling this together. I’m featuring this post on the After School Linky Party this week. Stop by to check it out and share more of your great ideas and activities!
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    • says

      Thank you very much!! I had fun gathering the songs, and I know I’m going to keep that playlist handy when the new school year starts. I’m excited about the feature — thank you. :)

    • says

      Hi Marlene! For most of the songs, the links should lead to where you can purchase the songs if you want to. I’ve picked some up from iTunes, Amazon, teacher supply stores, Barnes and Noble, and through individual artists’ sites. Just depends on your preference! :)

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  1. […] SINGS SONGS related to the alphabet.  Yes, of course, the ABC song is a great one to sing, but don’t limit it to just that one.  Sing the alphabet to different tunes and rhythms.  Also, check out people like Dr. Jean and Jack Hartmann.  They have fun, silly songs and dances for the alphabet (as well as many other concepts). […]

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