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Sing the Alphabet song.

a b c d e f g

h i j k l m n o p

q r s t u v

w x y and z

Now I know my a b c

Next time won't you sing with me?


Sing another version here of the alphabet song on starfall.com. In this version you can say the letter sounds too!

Here is a British version (watch for the z in zebra!) on this site: www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs.


Learn the Letters


Click on the letters you want to learn and go to starfall.com to learn them.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m


n o p q r s t u v w x y z


Click on Elmo and his friends will show you the letters over on Sesame Street!
Then Elmo sings with friend India here.

There is a fun song here

Getting used to capitals

In this little game match capital letters with lowercase letters.

Writing the letters


Initial sound practice

Practice the consonant sounds.
Find the right picture to match the letter sound in Primary games.
Sesame Street's Big Bird can help you learn the sounds of the letters.
Practice with the following short vowel sounds in Starfall. It is fun to hear the words and sounds.

a


e


i


o


u



Letter Games


Click on some letters to learn their names.
Find the letters in Undersea ABC. Click on the right bubble as it floats by.
Play with the ABC order.
Which letter is missing? Type it.
Find matching letters at Sesame Street.

Just some interesting Calligraphy!


The following alphabet was written in 1921 by Frank Brown in his book Letters and Lettering:
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Here are some very fancy letters from the 16th century. These were wood engravings. They were published in 1879 in a book: Ornamental Alphabets: Ancient and Medieaval.
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Here are some very pretty letters from an ancient manuscript:
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All the calligraphy was found on http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

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