Alphabet (DVD)Rock 'N Learn
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, children learn to print each capital and lowercase letter, as well as numbers 0 through 9.
Ages 3–5. Approx. 42 minutes.
Audio CD & Booklet also available.
Deluxe Board Book also available.
Parents Television Council (PTC Seal of Approval™)
The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
Mom’s Choice Awards, Gold Recognition
Creative Child Magazine, Preferred Choice Award
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award
Santa’s Choice Award
Tillywig Brain Child Award
Dove FAMILY-APPROVED Seal
“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. Numbers 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
“Alphabet DVD is true to its name, providing animated segments and playful songs and games that teach children the letters of the alphabet while building word awareness and phonic familiarity. Alphabet Al is the animated host who leads us through the fun and learning, starting with the New Alphabet Song, a sing-a-long that takes us through all the letters of the alphabet, first in upper case, then in lower. Next, each letter gets its very own sing-a-long, each of which introduces us to several words that start with the given letter. Reinforcement through repetition is used to excellent effect throughout the entire DVD. The highly entertaining Funny-Looking Letters Game conveys that letters don't always look exactly the same, and helps children recognize familiar letters regardless of color, font, or typeface. The Name Game is also great fun, with kids jumping up when the first letter of their name is called and sitting back down when a bell rings. Alphabet DVD closes out with all letters (upper and lower case) traced on a virtual blackboard one after another, as well as the numbers 0 through 9.” – Tillywig Award Winner
“Alphabet Al makes reciting the alphabet fun and entertaining. The catchy new songs and the traditional alphabet songs help kids easily remember the letters and words. They'll learn capital letters and lowercase letters. They will enjoy fun interactive games they can play while watching as they strengthen their letter recognition and associations. This video will help you enrich your child’s vocabulary in a fun, easy way. You will play this DVD over and over again. You can print both letter and number cards for more games. Rock ‘N Learn easily earns the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.” – Dove “Family-Approved”
"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
"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."
"I would just like to thank Rock-N-Learn for helping our twin boys who have been diagnosed with autism learn their ABC's, Numbers and Colors! I think your videos are amazing and even more amazed how my boys memorized the words that you put on the screen to get them to learn their sounds and colors! By showing the words on the screen both boys learned how to spell almost ALL of the words! The biggest example I can give you is: x makes zz sounds as in xylophone!!! Hearing my 6 year old twins who speak only single words spell the word ‘xylophone’ brought my husband and I to tears!!!" – Katina Towne
"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!"
"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 Alphabet 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. In my opinion, this is the new ‘School House Rock’ I grew up listening to." – Charles Ciarametaro
“My 21 month old daughter LOVES the Rock and Learn series. Every morning when she gets up, she asks for Al. She knows her entire alphabet, as well as her numbers. She can also identify upper and lower case and tell you which one the letter is. This is amazing to me! I recommend these DVDs to everyone I know with small children. The tunes are catchy and simple. As an aside, my daughter's favorite part of the Alphabet DVD has recently become the part at the end where they teach you how to write the letters. She has started trying to write some on her own, and can now write upper case A and B." – Hannah
Reciting the ABCs is just the beginning of alphabet mastery. There's so much more to learn, and Alphabet Al leads the way! Colorful, animated characters captivate kids. Catchy songs involve learners in preschool alphabet activities that strengthen letter recognition and build letter/word associations. This video provides a great tool for enriching a child's vocabulary. As a special bonus on this DVD version, kids practice printing letters and numbers. A deluxe, colorful board book with sturdy pages is also available (sold separately).
Alphabet DVD includes the following:
- Alphabet Al's Alphabet Song
- Letter A Song
- Letter B Song
- Letter C Song
- Letter D Song
- Letter E Song
- Letter F Song
- Letter G Song
- Letter H Song
- Letter I Song
- Letter J Song
- Letter K Song
- Letter L Song
- Letter M Song
- Letter N Song
- Letter O Song
- Letter P Song
- Letter Q Song
- Letter R Song
- Letter S Song
- Letter T Song
- Letter U Song
- Letter V Song
- Letter W Song
- Letter X Song
- Letter Y Song
- Letter Z Song
- Al's Alphabet
- Funny-Looking Letters Game
- The Name Game
- Traditional Alphabet Song