Introduce English Alphabets to Your Kids

A Kid’s Preliminary Learning – English Alphabets

Kids study English with the English Alphabet. This is the only preliminary learning that a kid will encounter who is learning English for the first time. Learning A, B, C is definitely fun. It is even merrier when we sing the rhymes of A B C. 


In this article, we are going to learn the English alphabet. Also, we are going to sing the rhymes of A B C together. 


Alphabets of English 


English

English Alphabets


In the English Alphabet, there are 26 letters in total. In alphabetical order, the letters are as follows:

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


The Vowel and Consonant Letters

The five letters that are considered as vowels of the English alphabet are a, e, i, o, and u while the remaining 21 letters are known as consonants. We can write these English Alphabet in small as well as in capital letters. In the next section, we will see the capital and small letters of the English alphabet. 


Small and Capital Letters

The chart below shows the capital and the small letters in the English alphabet.

Capital Letters

Small Letters

A

a

B

b

C

c

D

d

E

e

F

f

G

g

H

h

I

i

J

j

K

k

L

l

M

m

N

n

O

o

P

p

Q

q

R

r

S

s

T

t

U

u

V

v

W

w

X

x

Y

y

Z

z


The ABC Rhymes


A

A B C Rhymes 


Now, let us sing the A B C rhymes.


A-B-C-D-E-F-G

H-I-J-K-LMNOP

Q-R-S

T-U-V

W and X

Y and Zee

Now I know my “ABCs”

Next time won’t you sing with me?


A B C Apple Pie Rhymes

Says A,

give me a good large slice,

Says B,

a little bit, but nice,

Says C,

cut me a piece of crust, Take

it, says D,

it’s dry as dust,

Says E,

I’ll eat it fast,

I will, Says F,

I vow I’ll have my fill,

Says G,

give it me good and great, Says H, a little bit I hate,

Says I,

it’s ice I must request,

Says J,

the juice I love the best,

Says K,

let’s keep it up above,

Says L,

the border’s what I love,

Says M,

it makes your teeth to chatter,

N said,

it’s nice, there’s nought the matter,

O

others’ plates with grief surveyed,

P

for a large piece begged and prayed,

Q

quarrelled for the topmost slice,

R

rubbed his hands and said “it’s nice,”

S

silent sat, and simply looked,

T

thought, and said, it’s nicely cooked,

U

understood the fruit was cherry,

V

vanished when they all got merry,

W

wished there’d been a quince

in, X

here explained he’d need convincing,

Y said,

I’ll eat, and yield to none,

Z,

like a zany, said he’d done,

While ampersand purloined the dish,

And for another pie did wish.

 

Fun Facts about the English Alphabet

  1. There were first 23 letters out of the 29 letters of the Old English Alphabet. That was recorded in the year 11101  by the monk named  Byrhtferð.

  2. 3 letters, i.e., J, U, and W, were added from the old English Alphabet. 

  3. Two letters of the English Alphabet which are A and I are also termed as words. 

  4. The English Alphabet is predominantly based on the Latin script. 


Learning the English alphabet was definitely fun! The children must have enjoyed rhyming the rhymes of the English alphabet. The ‘A B C Apple Pie' rhymes are introduced to the children to make them aware of the words starting with each English Alphabet. These were some fun ways of learning the English Alphabet. A kid will easily grasp this with less time.

FAQs on Introduce English Alphabets to Your Kids

1. What are vowels?

The vowels are considered as a class of speech sounds which while saying does not block the oral part of the breath channel. In the English alphabet, a, e, i, o, and u are the five vowels.

2. Why should the English Alphabet be learned by children?

Learning the English alphabet is the first stepping stone in learning English. Without A B C learning, they can never learn any mere word of the English language.

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