Singing alphabet songs is an easy, and very fun, way to increase kids’ alphabetical awareness. I am very partial to Dr. Jean, Jack Hartmann, and They Might Be Giants (among many other amazing artists). In addition to their songs, I found a variety of other alphabet-related music for your (kids’) enjoyment! Get the kiddos dancing and singing as they’re learning about letters!
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”!
alphabet songs for preschoolers
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- ABC Kick Box
- Letter Pops
- Cheering Letters
- Alphabet Forwards and Backwards
- Who Let the Letters Out
- Letter Aerobics
- The Alphabet’s in My Mouth
- Vowel Cheer
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.
- ABC Disco
- Learning Letter Sounds
- Vowel Sound Samba
- Hands Up for Letter Sounds
- Move to the Alphabet
Jack Hartmann’s site is here, if you’re looking for all of his albums in one spot.
- African Alphabet
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.
more alphabet fun for the kids
These alphabet mats are perfect for young kids to use as they explore their ABCs. The mats can be laminated and used with play dough, dry erase markers, etc. They’re also a great base for a wide variety of art, craft, and literacy projects. This 150+ page pack comes with printable letter mats, ideas for using the mats, process art ideas, and collage/texture art ideas.