Alphabet Stones, Extend the Learning

As you get familiar with using the alphabet stones, you will continue to see the uses are endless. One fun way to extend the learning is through nursery rhymes or singing! Have your children turn the stones, picture-side down. Select a stone and say or sing the verse with that letter stone.

Let’s make our way through a possible set of alphabet stones and attach each picture stone to a simple verse. If you are in a preschool classroom setting, this is a fun circle time activity. If you are homeschooling, work in rhyming as part of your literacy plan. It’s been done naturally for generations!

A-Apples Johnny Appleseed Song, A was once an Apple Pie B-Boat: Wynken, Blynken and Nod, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Who Built the Ark? Noah! Noah!,

Wynken, Blyken and Nod one night, Sailed off in a wooden shoe.

Bus: The Wheels on the Bus, C-Clouds: Whether the Weather (this is a real tongue twister!) D-Dragonfly: Dragonfly, Dragonfly, Fly about the Brook, E-Elephant: An Elephant Walks Like This and That, F-Fox: Four Little Foxes Playing in the Woods G-Ghost: Five Little Ghosts, H-House: This is the House that Jack Built, Up on the House Top, Away in a Manger, I-Ice Cream: The Ice Cream Song, J-Jelly Fish: A Sailor went to the Sea, Sea, Sea, K-Kite: Kites, Kites Flying High, L-Lions: Leo the Lion, M-Mittens: The Three Little Kittens Have Lost their Mittens, Muffins: Do you Know the Muffin Man? Moon: Hey Diddle, Diddle, N-Nest: Two Robin Redbreasts, O-Octopus- Down by the Bay, P-Pumpkin-5 Little Pumpkins, Q-Queen: The Queen of Hearts, R-Rocket: Zoom, Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon, S-Snowman: Frosty the Snowman or I’m a Little Snowman, Sheep: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Santa: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, T-Tree: The Green Grass Grows All Around, U-Umbrella: If All the Raindrops were Lemon Drops and Gum Drops, V-Vulture: Sing a Song of Sixpence, W-Watering Can: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, X-Xylophone: Skit-a-Ma-Rinky, Dinky-Dinky, Dink, I Love You, Y-Yoyo: Up and Down, and Round and Round, Z -Zebra-Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo.

For young learners, Music and Nursery Rhymes are good for building memory, language and vocabulary acquisition and they help children with phonological awareness as they begin to discriminate between sounds. If you are looking for sing-alongs and music online, I would look at Greg and Steve, We Sing Books, or go to Jbrary.com/youtube-playlists.

Have fun!

CK

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