Tonight at bedtime, my 31-month-old daughter asked me to sing her the “ABCDEFG song.” I wanted to take the chance to reinforce some of the letter sounds she’s been learning, so I added them into the traditional ABC song. Here’s the lyrics:
A says /ă/, /ā/, /ä/. B say /b/.
C says /k/ and /s/. D says /d/.
E says /ĕ/ and /ē/. F says /f/.
G says /g/ and /j/. H says /h/.
I says /ĭ/, /ī/, /ē/, /y/. J says /j/.
K says /k/. L says /l/.
M says /m/. N says /n/.
O says /ŏ/, /ō/, /ōō/, /ŭ/. P says /p/.
Qu says /kw/. R says /r/.
S says /s/ and /z/. T says /t/.
U says /ŭ/, /ū/, /ōō/, /ŏŏ/. V says /v/.
W says /w/. X says /ks/.
Y says /y/, /ĭ/, /ī/, /ē/. Z says /z/.
That’s the letter sounds from /ă/ to /z/.
My daughter was very happy to have me sing this to her twice in a row. Then she closed her eyes and went to sleep. It was such a sweet, easy and educational bedtime.