Children sing along with catchy tunes for each letter, play musical games, and learn old and new alphabet songs as they reinforce letter recognition skills, learn letter-sound relationships, and develop a richer vocabulary. As a special bonus… on the alphabet DVD version, children learn to print each capital and lowercase letter, as well as numbers 0 through 9. Plus, the recently revised DVD now features exciting animation.
DVD version: Approx. 42 minutes.
Audio CD & Book version: Approx. 35 minutes.
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Reciting the ABCs is just the beginning of alphabet mastery. There's so much more to learn, and Alphabet Al leads the way!
Alphabet DVD or CD & book includes the following:
Bonus on DVD version: Learn How to Print Letters and Numbers
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"I wanted to contact you to let you know that my 2-year old son can recognize all of his capital and lower case alphabet letters thanks to the Alphabet DVD. He can also write a large majority of his letters. All of this interest was spurred by your wonderfully fun Alphabet video. By the way, he knew all of his shapes and colors by age two thanks to your Colors, Shapes & Counting. He can recognize trapezoids anywhere we go!"
"Rock N Learn Phonics and the other titles by Rock N Learn are very good tools to help your child learn to read. My son started watching Rock 'N Learn Alphabet before he was a year old. He actually knew the alphabet and was writing them when he was 2 years old. Now, at the age of 3 he is reading. I give 80% of the credit to these videos by Rock N Learn. He loves them and will watch them all day if I allow him to. When he was 2 years old he would watch one tape 5 or more times in a row."
"In this fun 30-minute video, Alphabet Al sings a catchy alliterative pop song for each letter of the alphabet. Good for teaching auditory discrimination and sound/symbol correspondence. A final mesmerizing segment teaches proper scripting of the capital and lower-case letters. Perfect for ages 2 to 5. My twins loved this video. They'd beg, 'Wanna see the ABCD guy!'" Rating = 4 stars, reviewed by Lynn Gordon, The Annual Newsletter of the International Reading Association's Phonics special Interest Group
"The hand-clappin' tunes of the Rock 'N Learn Alphabet CD bring excitement to letter recognition. Designed for children ages 2-5, even first graders get into these beats that reinforce basic phonics along with a brightly illustrated companion book." – The Boston Parents' Paper
"Catchy songs and musical games complete with sound effects involve young listeners in a vocabulary-building alphabet lesson which includes an easy follow-along book to help kids learn independently. A fun and different approach to learning, this joins other Rock 'N Learn CDs covering math, foreign languages, and other basics." – Children's Bookwatch
"When your child is enthusiastic about learning their ABC's you know about it. They are the one's who are always recognizing letters everywhere they go. They are excited about the prospect of reading and spelling. This video will get kids pumped up about A-B-C and the other 23 letters that can start them on the way to reading. Using music, animation and easily recognizable images to go with each letter, the children enjoyed singing along and identifying each of the letters as they were introduced." – The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
"My nephew loves Alphabet Al! He watches the video over and over and will imitate Al by putting a blue bowl on his head for his top hat and a pen in his hand for Al's wand. He now knows his alphabet (and it is not memorization only.) He can pick out any letter that you show him. He also sounds out the first letters of his words. I want to thank you for making such an entertaining and educational video for children." – Pat
"Last Christmas I purchased a copy of your Alphabet video for my grandson. He loves it and is saying his ABC's and words that start with each letter. He is also tracing his letters and numbers which is a great start for a two-year old." – Shirley Heath
"I am an ELD teacher in Avondale, AZ. I first bought the ABC dvd for my home. My kids loved it so much that I continued to purchase other DVDs. I really appreciate how you allow schools to use them, and I continuously help students learn with them. I wish the Grammar one I just purchased was in DVD, however, I'm sure it will help as well. In my opinion, this is the new "School House Rock" I grew up listening to." – Charles Ciarametaro
Rock 'N Learn has got the genre of educational DVD's down to an art form and this timeless classic is no exception. It is perfect for kids learning their ABC's and how to read. The graphics are lively while the songs are catchy and stick in your head. Parents felt that it packed a huge educational wallop without being overbearing. Your pre-reader is introduced to letters through Rock 'N Learn's tried and true techniques of combining songs, animation and fun. Writing is also part of the lesson plan, showing how to print both capital and lower case letters. Number aren't forgotten, 0-9 get their time to shine as well. The consensus among testers was that their children came away with a true understanding of letters and their sounds, which will serve them well as they make the transition to kindergarten. - The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Report
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Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.