These animated videos shows kids how to write each letter of the alphabet and gives them a reference to each letter sound! This is fantastic for children that are just getting started learning to write the letters, so that they can learn right from the start where to begin drawing each letter, and where each letter should be written on the lines!
This video collection includes songs with both a verse for how to write the capital and a verse for the lowercase letter. Every song includes multiple words with the beginning sound letter, as well as beginning sound pictures, so there is a TON of alphabet learning packed into each and every one! All of this helps kids learn to recognize, identify, and write the letters - all at the same time! The lyrics also tell children how tall each letter should be in comparison to its lowercase partner, which is something young children truly need. They also give children a colorful reference point to explain where on lined paper the parts of each letter should be written, calling the top line “the sky,” the middle line “the fence,” and the bottom line “the grass,” and the area under the line as “the dirt”.
In addition, the lyrics also tell children how tall each letter should be in comparison to its lowercase partner, which is something young children truly need. For example, the capital S and the lowercase S cannot be printed exactly the same height; otherwise, one cannot tell which letter has been capitalized. Also, letters that have parts that are written UNDER the lines, such as the lowercase g, j, y, p, and q are also addressed in order to help children learn where these letters should be written. The words to the songs also give children a colorful reference point to explain where on lined paper the parts of each letter should be written, since it calls the top line “the sky,” the middle line “the fence,” and the bottom line “the grass,” and the area under the line as “the dirt.” Kids can easily relate to these cues when given the visual image of the sky, fence, grass, and dirt, and then be taught to recognize them on ordinary white paper using the simple techniques found in Heidi’s blog posts. Free downloads of the special “Sky Grass Dirt” paper for practice may be found there as well! See below for links.
We also recommend that you check out the wonderful Living Letters materials at Educlime.com to further reinforce the “Sky Grass Dirt” concept of introducing print on lined paper! They are FANTASTIC resources that Heidi uses in her classroom all the time and are highly recommended and dovetail perfectly with these alphabet songs and videos!
A Song, B Song, C Song, D Song, E Song, F Song, G Song, H Song, I Song, J Song, K Song, L Song, M Song, N Song, O Song, P Song, Q Song, R Song, S Song, T Song, U Song, V Song, W Song, X Song, Y Song, Z Song. Plus, each song includes an introductory illustration for how to write the capital & lowercase letter, and a verse for both capital and lowercase for each letter as well.