This video shows the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. Matching letters to their correct sounds is a key first skill in phonics.
Alphablocks is a CBeebies show in which the 26 letters come to life and have adventures that help young children learn to read.
Each Alphablock has a key action that makes its letter sound: A says ‘a!’ when an apple lands on her head – and so on. The video has titles for parents (‘A is for apple’). There is also a version for children with no text on the screen.
You can also find out more about helping your child learn to read with Alphablocks.
A is for apple: a! (as in ant) – call out as an apple falls on your head
B plays bass: b-b-b-b! (as in big) – pretend to play bass guitar.
C cracks things: c! c! c! (as in cat) – pretend the ground is cracking as you walk
D plays drums: d-d-d-d! (as in dig) – pretend to drum
E makes an echo: e! e! e! (as in egg) – cup your hands and call out
F can fly: ffffff! (as in fun) – arms out wide and jet around like an astronaut
G glug-glugs: g-g-g! (as in get) – pretend to glug water from a glass
H huffs and puffs: h-h-h! (as in hen) – hurry and pant as if out of breath
I is so important she sings: iiiiii! (as in ink) – sing out operatically
J thinks she’s a jaybird: j-j-j-j! (as in jet) – jump and flap your wings
K kicks his ball: k-k-k-k! (as in kit) – pretend to kick a ball
L sings a lullaby: lll-lll-lll! (as in leg) – rock a pretend baby and sing
M likes to munch: mmmm! (as in map) – eye up a delicious cake
N says nnn-nnn… no! (as in net) – shake your head
O says o! o! o! o! o! (as in odd) – look through a magnifying glass
P appears with a pop! p! p! p! (as in pen) – pop with your fingers as you appear
Q is quiet without U (qu! qu! qu!) – cluck with joy
R roars: rrrrrr! (as in red) – pretend to swing on a rope and roar
S sags: ssssss! (as in sit) – deflate, then pump yourself up with your foot
T tuts when he runs out of tea: t-t-t! (as in top) – tut at your empty teapot
U thinks everything is unfair: uh! (as in up) – shrug and groan
V vrooms around: vvv-vvv! (as in van) – pretend to drive
W is weepy: w-w-w! (as in wet) – pretend to be about to cry
X uses x-ray vision: x-x-x! (as in fox) – point with your eyes
Y says yyyy…yes! (as in yak) – throw your arms up to celebrate
Z is for zzzzz! Wake up, Z! (as in zip) – pretend to sleep and snore