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'B', 'N' and 'D' need one of the vowels to be the singer in their 'Band'
'B', 'N' and 'D' need one of the vowels to be the singer in their 'Band'

Duration: 03:00

'B', 'N' and 'D' need a singer for their band. Which of the vowels will get the job? 'U' doesn't want to, and 'E' causes everything to go bendy – they need 'A' to save the day.

 
'C' and 'K' make the same sound, but can learn to work together
'C' and 'K' make the same sound, but can learn to work together

Duration: 03:00

'C' and 'K' quarrel about how they both make the same sound. A contest seems like just the thing to settle the argument, but when this ends up with the Alphablocks locked in a cage, the two letters need to work together to find a way out.

 
'i-e' split digraph
'i-e' split digraph

Duration: 00:47

Animated cartoon sequence of a cyclist demonstrating five 'i-e' words.

 
'O' turns the lights 'On' and 'Off', depending on which Alphablock he is with
'O' turns the lights 'On' and 'Off', depending on which Alphablock he is with

Duration: 03:00

'O' has fun with 'F' and 'N', turning the lights off and on. The Alphablocks create a 'glow' in the dark and a 'sun' to bring back the light.

 
'oo' words on the Magic Fridge
'oo' words on the Magic Fridge

Duration: 00:56

Fridge magnet letters are rearranged to spell words with the 'oo' sound.

 
'T' gets help from the vowels to rescue him from the top of a mountain
'T' gets help from the vowels to rescue him from the top of a mountain

Duration: 02:59

When 'T' gets stuck on the top of a mountain, he needs the vowels to help him find a way down.

 
'T' words with a Terrible Terrible Tiger
'T' words with a Terrible Terrible Tiger

Duration: 1:15

A short story about a Terrible, Terrible Tiger, using 't' words.

 
'T', 'R', 'A' and 'P' fall into a trap - can they get out in time for the party?
'T', 'R', 'A' and 'P' fall into a trap - can they get out in time for the party?

Duration: 03:00

The Alphablocks are throwing a surprise party for 'T' but before the party can start, they need to find their way out of a trap.

 
'V' is very fast, but the other Alphablocks find ways to be faster
'V' is very fast, but the other Alphablocks find ways to be faster

Duration: 03:00

When the Alphablocks have a race, 'V' thinks that he is very fast and will vroom to victory, but the other blocks can magic up different ways to beat him to the finish.

 
A cartoon Cat introduces 'ai' words
A cartoon Cat introduces 'ai' words

Duration: 01:05

A cartoon Cat introduces and reinforces a series of 'ai' words - nail, tail, paint, train, rain and drain.

 
ABC song with 'i e' words
ABC song with 'i e' words

Duration: 01:45

Three words are put in alphabetical order with the help of the alphabet song.

 
Alphabet song
Alphabet song

Duration: 01:29

An alphabet song to place the words 'right', 'night' and 'high' in order.

 
Alphabet song
Alphabet song

Duration: 01:45

This video used the alphabet song and asks children to find the starting letters to three words.

 
Alphabetical order
Alphabetical order

Duration: 01:50

How to put words in alphabetical order. The words 'blade', 'skates' and 'wave' are used.

 
Alphablock 'R' learns to be a pirate
Alphablock 'R' learns to be a pirate

Duration: 02:59

'R' likes to do 'piratey things', but doubts whether she really is a pirate. When she takes a raft to an island to search for buried treasure, she learns how to be one again.

 
Alphablock 'Z' snoozes, despite all the zooms, fizzes and zaps
Alphablock 'Z' snoozes, despite all the zooms, fizzes and zaps

Duration: 03:00

When Alphablock letter 'Z' takes a nap, his dreams keep waking him up with zooms, fizzes and zaps.

 
Alphablock letter 'L' should be singing a lullaby, but only if she isn’t late
Alphablock letter 'L' should be singing a lullaby, but only if she isn’t late

Duration: 03:01

'L' is late for singing her lullaby, and riding a snail just isn't quick enough. A sailing boat is quicker, but not when a nail makes it spring a leak. Will 'L' reach land in time for bed?

 
Alphablock letter 'O' splits in two to have a 'Hoot' on the 'Moon'
Alphablock letter 'O' splits in two to have a 'Hoot' on the 'Moon'

Duration: 02:59

When 'O' splits into two, he makes a different sound, and together with 'M' and 'N' takes a trip to the moon (which 'M' then starts to eat). How will the alphablocks get back down to earth?

 
Alphablock Letter 'Y' makes a vowel sound
Alphablock Letter 'Y' makes a vowel sound

Duration: 03:00

Alphablock letter 'Y' would like to join the singing group with the other vowels, but does not know how.

 
Animation illustrates words ending in 'Y'
Animation illustrates words ending in 'Y'

Duration: 00:59

This animated video shows four words that end in 'Y'.

 
Animation illustrating 'oo' words
Animation illustrating 'oo' words

Duration: 00:39

Animation illustrating 'oo' words, including tooth, moon, roof and pool.

 
At the Alphalympics, teams of letters compete to make as many words as they can
At the Alphalympics, teams of letters compete to make as many words as they can

Duration: 02:59

'X' is the Master of Ceremony for the 'Alphalympics', in which three teams of letters seek to make as many words as they can before their team mate collapses under the weight of the objects that the words cause to appear.

 
At the vet with 'ee' words
At the vet with 'ee' words

Duration: 03:22

While visiting a vet in Wales, the presenter identifies three 'ee' words - teeth, sheep and feet.

 
Badger watch - 'igh' words
Badger watch - 'igh' words

Duration: 03:03

Children undertake a Badger watch at the Welsh Wildlife Centre.

 
Battle of the Bands - 'Fab' Pop music versus Heavy Rock 'Din'
Battle of the Bands - 'Fab' Pop music versus Heavy Rock 'Din'

Duration: 03:00

The Alphablocks band disagree on what's the best kind of music to play.

 
Busy 'E' is the busiest of the Alphablocks - he makes busy 'Bees' and an even busier 'Beekeeper'
Busy 'E' is the busiest of the Alphablocks - he makes busy 'Bees' and an even busier 'Beekeeper'

Duration: 03:00

'E' shows how he is the busiest letter in the alphabet, helping to form words in different ways, including splitting into two to make the double 'e' in 'bee'. Once that's happened, the Alphablocks need more Es to make a beekeeper!

 
Chocolate cake poem for magic 'e'
Chocolate cake poem for magic 'e'

Duration: 01:59

The presenter says a rhyme about chocolate cake which uses the letters 'a' and 'e'. subtitled

 
Dog illustrates 'ay' words through playing football
Dog illustrates 'ay' words through playing football

Duration: 00:41

A cartoon dog plays football to illustrate 'ay' words.

 
Finding 'oo' words at the Zoo
Finding 'oo' words at the Zoo

Duration: 03:18

The presenter visits the zoo to find words with the 'oo' sound.

 
Fridge magnet letters make 'igh' words
Fridge magnet letters make 'igh' words

Duration: 00:50

Short clip shows examples of words that have 'igh' in them.

 
Introducing 'ai' words
Introducing 'ai' words

Duration: 01:48

An introduction to words that have 'ai' in them. The presenter tells a story and asks the children to spot the words that are spelt with 'ai'.

 
Introducing 'ee' words
Introducing 'ee' words

Duration: 01:43

An introduction to words that have 'ee' in them. A story about 'The Creeps' is told and children are asked to find words that have 'ee' in them.

 
Letter sounds 'igh'
Letter sounds 'igh'

Duration: 01:23

This video uses a song and asks the children to find the four words that have 'igh' in them.

 
Living on a houseboat and words with 'oa' in them
Living on a houseboat and words with 'oa' in them

Duration: 03:27

The presenter visits a family in their houseboat home and identifies four 'oa' words - 'boat', 'coat', 'loaf' and 'toad'.

 
Magic 'e'
Magic 'e'

Duration: 00:36

An animated pen demonstrates writing 'ile' in joined script, before adding letters to make 'smile', 'mile' and 'tile'.

 
Magic 'e'
Magic 'e'

Duration: 01:43

The letters 'i' and 'e' are found in a basket and a link is made between the sound of 'i' and 'magic e'.

 
Magic Pencil demonstrates 'ay'
Magic Pencil demonstrates 'ay'

Duration: 00:34

Magic Pencil demonstrates how to write the 'ay' grapheme.

 
Magic Pencil demonstrates 'igh'
Magic Pencil demonstrates 'igh'

Duration: 00:34

Magic Pencil demonstrates how to write the 'igh' grapheme.

 
Meet the Alphablocks and hear their sounds
Meet the Alphablocks and hear their sounds

Duration: 02:59

In this episode, we are introduced to the Alphablocks with each one demonstrating the sound that he or she makes.

 
More 'ee' words
More 'ee' words

Duration: 00:41

Cartoon-style visuals accompanied by a soundtrack to reinforce the words.

 
More 'oa' words in the kichen
More 'oa' words in the kichen

Duration: 01:53

Three 'oa' words - 'coat', 'loaf' and 'toad' - are put into alphabetical order so they can be put into a sound scrapbook.

 
Out on a boat and 'ea' words
Out on a boat and 'ea' words

Duration: 03:33

The presenter introduces three 'ea' words - 'beak', 'seal' and 'cream' - while making a boat trip along the Scottish coast with a group of children.

 
Pairs of letters dance together and make new sounds
Pairs of letters dance together and make new sounds

Duration: 02:59

'H' joins with 'C' to do the Cha-Cha-Cha, with 'S' for the Soft Shoe Shuffle and 'T' for some thumping. They thump so hard the Alphablocks need to make a ship to rescue them.

 
Putting 'ai' words into a sound scrapbook
Putting 'ai' words into a sound scrapbook

Duration: 02:11

In this clip 'ai' words are put into alphabetical order so that they can be included in a sound scrapbook.

 
Putting 'ea' words into a sound scrapbook
Putting 'ea' words into a sound scrapbook

Duration: 02:14

Three 'ea' words are put into alphabetical order so that they can be put into a sound scrapbook. subtitled

 
Putting more 'ai' words into a sound scrapbook
Putting more 'ai' words into a sound scrapbook

Duration: 03:37

The presenter introduces three 'ai' words while driving a steam train and visiting a railway station in Stoke-on-Trent.

 
Singing like a bird - 'I' can do it on her own, but 'J' needs help from the other Alphablocks
Singing like a bird - 'I' can do it on her own, but 'J' needs help from the other Alphablocks

Duration: 02:59

'J' wants to fly and sing like a bird but she needs the help of other Alphablocks to turn into the kind of Jay that is a bird.

 
Sorting 'ee' words in the kitchen
Sorting 'ee' words in the kitchen

Duration: 02:12

Three 'ee' words are put into alphabetical order so they can be put into a sound scrapbook.

 
Stimulus sounds - inside sounds (audio)
Stimulus sounds - inside sounds (audio)

Duration: 08:06

Sound games for young children on the theme of inside sounds.

 
Stimulus sounds - sound games 1 (audio)
Stimulus sounds - sound games 1 (audio)

Duration: 14:59

A range of sound games for young children which can be listened to in sections.

 
Stimulus sounds - sound games 2 (audio)
Stimulus sounds - sound games 2 (audio)

Duration: 13:38

A range of sound games for young children which can be listened to in sections.

 
Stimulus sounds - sports (audio)
Stimulus sounds - sports (audio)

Duration: 08:56

Sound games for young children on the theme of sports and leisure activities.

 
Talkie Time - 'at' words
Talkie Time - 'at' words

Duration: 10:10

An interactive sketch encouraging children to join in. Rodd gets a special letter containing two very special letters. He wants to see what new words he can make with these two special letters.

 
Talkie Time - 'Sticky Letters' game
Talkie Time - 'Sticky Letters' game

Duration: 08:56

An interactive sketch encouraging children to join in. Rodd has invented a new game called ‘Sticky Letters’ which is all about letter sounds.

 
Talkie Time - magic thumbs
Talkie Time - magic thumbs

Duration: 09:58

An interactive sketch encouraging children to join in. Rodd shows the children how his magic thumbs can make letters to form new words and sounds.

 
Tea time and 'ea' words
Tea time and 'ea' words

Duration: 00:58

The words 'beans', 'cream', 'steam' and 'tea' are introduced at tea time in a family home.

 
The 'oa' phoneme and rhyming words in a story about Toad's road
The 'oa' phoneme and rhyming words in a story about Toad's road

Duration: 1:33

A story about Toad and his new house on top of a hill.

 
The 'oi' Phoneme, a Story About Floyd's Boil
The 'oi' Phoneme, a Story About Floyd's Boil

Duration: 1:01

A story using the 'oi' phoneme. Royal Princess Joyce is about to marry Floyd but he has a problem with a boil.

 
The 'oo' phoneme in cookery Nook's Crooked cookery book
The 'oo' phoneme in cookery Nook's Crooked cookery book

Duration: 1:27

Chef takes us through his cookery book full of nonsense recipes featuring the phoneme 'oo' as in 'book'.

 
The 'or' phoneme in a story about Horace the Horse
The 'or' phoneme in a story about Horace the Horse

Duration: 1:41

Horace the Horse is a champion show jumper but he keeps deciding to change career, in a story using the 'or' phoneme.

 
The 'ue' phoneme, a story with Mr Fortescue
The 'ue' phoneme, a story with Mr Fortescue

Duration: 1:47

A story with Mr Fortescue and a statue using the 'ue' phoneme. Mr Fortescue loses his straw hat on the way to a barbecue, and several people stop to help him rescue his hat.

 
The Alphabet
The Alphabet

Duration: 01:07

Colourful cartoon-like letters of the alphabet introduce themselves and arrange themselves into alphabetical order.

 
The alphabet song for 'ay' words
The alphabet song for 'ay' words

Duration: 01:42

Three 'ay' words are put in alphabetical order with the help of the alphabet song.

 
The alphabet song with 'oo' words
The alphabet song with 'oo' words

Duration: 01:40

Three 'oo' words are put in alphabetical order with the help of the alphabet song.

 
The Alphablock letter 'Q' needs 'U' to make a sound
The Alphablock letter 'Q' needs 'U' to make a sound

Duration: 03:00

When 'I' and 'T' hold hands to make 'it' which turns out to be small but very noisy, quacking like a bird and squeaking like a mouse.

 
The Alphablocks are in space – but they need help to get back home.
The Alphablocks are in space – but they need help to get back home.

Duration: 03:00

When the Alphablocks take a trip into space, they don’t know how to get back again. A pea is no good for them, but an Ape turns out to be more helpful.

 
The Alphablocks demonstrate a split digraph
The Alphablocks demonstrate a split digraph

Duration: 02:59

'Magic E' sings a song about how he can make the vowels make a different sound.

 
The Alphablocks make a musical note – with 'S' around there are soon lots of 'Notes'
The Alphablocks make a musical note – with 'S' around there are soon lots of 'Notes'

Duration: 03:00

The Alphablocks make a musical note. When 'S' joins in, there are lots of musical notes, and the blocks need to catch them all with nets.

 
The Alphablocks miss the 'bus' but catch a 'sub'
The Alphablocks miss the 'bus' but catch a 'sub'

Duration: 03:00

When some of the Alphablocks take a bus, the others need a sub - a reversal of the word 'bus'.

 
The Alphablocks need help with 'Hide' and 'Seek' when 'Magic E' is playing
The Alphablocks need help with 'Hide' and 'Seek' when 'Magic E' is playing

Duration: 02:59

'E' is playing Hide and Seek with his brother, 'Magic E', who proves hard to find, particularly when he RIDES away to HIDE.

 
The ‘ar’ phoneme, a story about a Shark in the park
The ‘ar’ phoneme, a story about a Shark in the park

Duration: 1:19

Pup thinks that there is a Shark in the park and tells his friends about it in a story using the 'ar' phoneme.

 
The initial sound 'e', a story where an Elephant comes to school
The initial sound 'e', a story where an Elephant comes to school

Duration: 1:24

A patterned text about an Elephant in school, using the initial sound 'e'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'ai'  words
The Magic Fridge and 'ai' words

Duration: 00:52

Magnetic letters on the Magic Fridge spell out the words 'mail' and 'train'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'ay' words
The Magic Fridge and 'ay' words

Duration: 00:51

This short video looks at two words ending in 'ay'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'a_e' words
The Magic Fridge and 'a_e' words

Duration: 00:54

Fridge magnet letters are rearranged to spell words with 'a_e'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'ea' words
The Magic Fridge and 'ea' words

Duration: 00:58

Magnetic letters on the Magic Fridge spell out the words 'meal' and 'dream'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'ee' words
The Magic Fridge and 'ee' words

Duration: 00:52

An introduction to words that have 'ee' in them. The two words shown are 'seek' and 'street'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'i_e' words
The Magic Fridge and 'i_e' words

Duration: 00:57

Letters on the magic fridge use the letters 'i' and 'e' to spell 'time'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'oa' words
The Magic Fridge and 'oa' words

Duration: 00:46

Magnetic letters on the Magic Fridge spell out the words 'Toad' and 'croak'.

 
The Magic Fridge and 'y' words
The Magic Fridge and 'y' words

Duration: 00:47

Introducing children to words words that end in 'y'. The two words shown here are 'why' and 'cry'.

 
The Magic Pencil and 'ame' words
The Magic Pencil and 'ame' words

Duration: 00:33

How to join handwriting for 'ame' and how this can be used to create the words 'game', 'came' and 'name'.

 
The Magic Pencil and 'ea' words
The Magic Pencil and 'ea' words

Duration: 00:32

How to join up the letters 'ea' with the aid of a Magic Pencil and a catchy song.

 
The Magic Pencil and 'ee' words
The Magic Pencil and 'ee' words

Duration: 00:28

Demonstrates how to join up the letters 'ee' with the aid of a Magic Pencil and a catchy song.

 
The Magic Pencil and 'oa' words
The Magic Pencil and 'oa' words

Duration: 00:30

Describes how to join up the letters 'oa' aided by a catchy song and a Magic Pencil.

 
The Magic Pencil and 'y' words
The Magic Pencil and 'y' words

Duration: 00:38

How to write the letter 'y'.

 
The Magic Pencil joining 'oo'
The Magic Pencil joining 'oo'

Duration: 00:33

The Magic Pencil demonstrates how to join 'oo'.

 
The vowels use their Different sounds to communicate with a UFO
The vowels use their Different sounds to communicate with a UFO

Duration: 03:00

The Alphablocks magic up a UFO, and use the sounds made by the vowels to communicate with it.

 
Trip to the city farm to find words ending in 'Y'
Trip to the city farm to find words ending in 'Y'

Duration: 03:39

A visit to a farm to highlight three examples of words ending in '-y'.

 
Trip to the fire station to find words with the Magic 'e'
Trip to the fire station to find words with the Magic 'e'

Duration: 03:46

A visit to a fire station offers a real context for using magic 'e' words.

 
Trip to the ice rink to find words with the Magic 'e'
Trip to the ice rink to find words with the Magic 'e'

Duration: 03:13

An introduction to words that have the 'magic e' in them. A trip to the ice rink is used to do this.

 
Using 'oa' words in a story of a Toad and a Goat
Using 'oa' words in a story of a Toad and a Goat

Duration: 01:27

This video uses a story about a Goat and a Toad and asks the children to spot words which have 'oa' in them.

 
Watch Alphablocks in action as the quick brown Fox jumps over the lazy Dog
Watch Alphablocks in action as the quick brown Fox jumps over the lazy Dog

Duration: 03:00

'O' is the first Alphablock to wake up, and he soon helps to make the words 'Fox' and 'Dog'.

 
Words beginning with 'y', a story with Yolly the Yorkie
Words beginning with 'y', a story with Yolly the Yorkie

Duration: 1:44

A story with words beginning with 'y'. Yolly the Yorkshire Terrier loves Yorkshire puddings.

 
Words ending in 'ay' at a seventh birthday party
Words ending in 'ay' at a seventh birthday party

Duration: 03:30

This video shows three examples of words ending in 'ay' in the context of a birthday party. subtitled

 
Words ending in 'er', a story with Fergus the Dog
Words ending in 'er', a story with Fergus the Dog

Duration: 1:45

Fergus the Dog goes on an adventure in the park in this story illustrating words ending in 'er'.

 
Words ending in 'y'
Words ending in 'y'

Duration: 01:35

The presenter in this clip recites a poem and asks the children to find words that end in 'y'.

 
Words ending with 'ay'
Words ending with 'ay'

Duration: 01:15

This is a short video examining many different words that end in 'ay'.

 
Words with 'oo'
Words with 'oo'

Duration: 01:05

Words with the long 'oo' sound are found in a picture with the help of a rhyme.

 
Words with 'x' in them, a story with Mox the Fox and Trixie the Vixen
Words with 'x' in them, a story with Mox the Fox and Trixie the Vixen

Duration: 1:47

A story including many repetitions of words with 'x' in them.

 
Words with 'z' in them, a story about Zelda's zipper
Words with 'z' in them, a story about Zelda's zipper

Duration: 0:51

A story featuring words with 'z' in them. Zelda cannot open the zipper on her coat and calls a succession of friends to help her.

 
X is the Alphablock who makes a party exceedingly good
X is the Alphablock who makes a party exceedingly good

Duration: 03:00

The party is sagging, which is making the Alphablocks sad. What they need is the superhero letter 'X' to get things started, with his own special brand of excitement.

 

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