At the bottom of this post you will find the YouTube link to the video we use at school to teach the letter sounds to children….it’s the one we did at the last parent meeting with you.
Is your child not sure of the motion that goes with the letter? Here are descriptions of the motions we use:
a – Open arms wide like an alligator mouth and say the “ah” as in alligator.
b — Put one hand up in the air, pretend grab honey, bring to mouth and say “b” as in Bear.
c – Rub the side of mouth with hand as if cleaning like a cat and say “c” as in cat.
d – Make bunny ears with both hands and bow them forward saying “d” as in deer.
e – Wave one arm up in the air like an elephant saying the short “e” sound as in elephant
f – Put one hand on top of the other, palm down, and extend thumbs and say “f”.
g – Pretend to pound your chest like a gorilla and say “g” as in gorilla.
h – Tap the front of thighs one time saying “h” as in horse.
i – Hold up pointers and bend them down as you say the short “i” sound as in “inny”.
j – Wiggle fingers/hands downward in front of your body as you say the sound “j”.
k – Hold hands in fists like a boxer. One up and one down. Alternate moving the fists up and
down one time and say the sound “k”.
l – Hold hands under chin, palms down, and say “l”.
m – Pretend to nibble a piece of cheese saying “m”.
n – Hold fingers like glasses around eyes and say “n”.
o – Wave arms at sides like tentacles and say short “o” sound as in “olive”.
p – Hold hands at the side of you body like penguins wings with hands extended saying “p”.
q – Hold pointer up and touch it to your thumb as you put your hand on your forehead and say Qu (kwuh).
r – Hold hands up like bunny paws and say “r” (ihr not ruh).
s – wiggle hand out in front of you like a snake and say “s”.
t – hold hands out like you are holding the bars of a cage and say “t”.
u – hold hand right on top of head like you are holding an umbrella the other hand hits into your stomach like a bird crashing into your tummy saying the short sound “u” as in “up”.
v – hold hands at your lips like vampire teeth and say “v”.
w – Hold your hands together and do a mini “wave” like a breakdancer from the eighties (it’s the only way I can think of saying it) and say “w”.
x – extend pointer fingers and make an x and say “x” (ks).
y – Hold hand up to your ear holding out pinking and thumb like a pretend phone and say “y”.
z – Holds hands up to the side of your face as if going to sleep and say “z”.