Phonics Song 2 (new version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter.
This is designed to help children learn the sounds of the letters in the English alphabet.
This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123.
Copyright 2012 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.
This is an ORIGINAL song written in 2009 – any copying is illegal.
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Kids songs song for children

Chords for this song:
G D G

C D G

25 comments

  1. Ball sounds strange in the song. Ball should rhyme with all, call, fall, it sounds like bowl is being sung.

    As far as box, we Americans tend to use Xylophone or X-Ray for x. I actually like box because its the sound kids are most likely to hear.

  2. thanks mr Jenkins. for this new version with ten instead of train for the t sound
    i like it because it has the same keywords as the ones we sue to teach the vowels !
    some of the consonant words are different but still easy for the kids
    would you consider making a new UK english version with zed instead of zee for the letter Z ? Its confusing for pupils learning UK English
    regards Jackie for Ruth school An english medium special needs school in Mauritius

    1. Every phonics program in the English speaking world uses box, fox, mix or six for X because the “ks” sound of X is not used at the beginning of words.
      The X in x-ray is “EKS”. The X in xylophone is “Z”.

  3. My daughter likes this version better. I love the new sounds! Just as an update she has read her first word on her own. She sounded out the letters and read the word taping. Thank you so much as I truly believe using your videos has helped her. She is now more confident in her phonics and her self esteem has gone up. She is doing better in school and is now the first to raise her hand. We thank you so much!   <3

    1. I totally agree with you, I believe the slow pace and the clear pronunciation is vital in the early stages of learning. My daughter also likes this slow version. Wish they make more learning slow videos like these… 

  4. The H, L, R, M, N phonograms sound more accurate in this version than in version 1 of this song.  In the prior version, those phonograms had a vowel sound attached to them.  So far this song does the best job at isolating the initial sound of each of the 26 phonograms it introduces.

  5. Thanks so much for the link to the UK version of the alphabet song . It is a very good recording with beautiful illustrations. However, at Ruth School, we are dealing with pupils with learning disabilities and everything is to be kept as simple as possible. Would you consider removing the upper case from the illustrations and keeping the lower case letters only. We introduce the lowercase only at first as this allows the child to read most of any written text. ( credit for this to feu Dr Beve Hornsby) Upper case is introduced later, when sentences are written and the difference between common and proper nouns taught. We concentrate exclusively on the shape/sound correspondence initially. We start with the vowel sounds and add one consonant in a simple vowel/consonant combination. Could you write a video or song for ad ed id od ud – ag eg ig og ug – at et it ot ut etc ? they are sometimes nonsense words but these children have to go through the simplest form and make it a reflex & then gradually move on to the larger chunks. It is sometimes easier for children with learning disabilities to work on nonsense words when the impediment to reading is emotional. These children find it easier when there is no meaning as there is no psychological consequence to pronouncing that word. Children with such language problems work under pressure to repress feelings linked to words. Of course, the keyword system uses meaning and pictures to associate a sound to a shape! May I also ask why you chose to give human characteristics to most of the inanimate shapes. Children with autistic traits prefer images that are not linked to the human body- just inanimate manmade objects or vegetables and fruits! If the hands and eyes do not serve any purpose could you remove them ? Admittedly animation like the box flaps opening adds a dynamic trait to the image and maintains attention. This is necessary and keeps the eyes focused on the picture for a longer period. have a good day ! Jackie Forget

  6. would it be possible to have a printable version of the poster of the whole alphabet with 26 pictures ? It would be a semi-concrete form of something that remains virtual and volatile on the screen. We should be able to make matching games with flashcards and help reinforce/memorise in another way but using familiar pictures .Jackie Forget

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