Sentences are one of the basic forms of communication, and they are made up by words. Words come in many ways, with different uses and representations. However, in the English language, the common component in all words are letters. The letters of the alphabet arranged in different ways! They can make many sounds and take different meanings to form the various words needed to make a sentence. So, we can say that letters are the building blocks of language!

Teaching the little ones the alphabet creates a good foundation for their future language skills. Even though children's first approach to language is through learning simple words, by learning the how to write the alphabet and, also, how to pronounce the letters in English,  they can get better at communicating their thoughts, while their reading and communicational skills also improve drastically.

To make the learning easier for the little ones, we can divide the alphabet in two parts: consonants and vowels, according to how the sound of the letter is created when speaking. A great way to start teaching the alphabet in English to children is to associate each letter to a word. Remembering a letter by its sound it's easier, and it definitely helps the little ones to memorize the sounds of  letters in English

Consonants

B - Alphabet in English

/bi:/ B  for boy

C - Alphabet in English

/si:/ C for cat

D - Alphabet in English

/di:/ D for duck

F - Alphabet in English

/ɛf/ F for fish

G - Alphabet in English

/dʒi:/ G for girl

H - Alphabet in English

/eɪtʃ/ H for hat

J - Alphabet in English

/dʒeɪ/ J for jelly

K - Alphabet in English

/keɪ/ K for kite

L - Alphabet in English

/ɛl/ L for lion

M - Alphabet in English

/ɛm/ M for moon

N - Alphabet in English

/ɛn/ N for net

P - Alphabet in English

/piː/ P for pizza

Q - Alphabet in English

/kju:/ Q for queen

R - Alphabet in English

/ɑ:/ R for rabbit

S - Alphabet in English

/ɛs/ S for sun

T - Alphabet in English

/ti:/ T for table

V - Alphabet in English

/vi:/ V for van

W - Alphabet in English

/ˈdʌbəlˌju:/ W for window

X - Alphabet in English

/ɛks/ X as in box

Y - Alphabet in English

/waɪ/ Y for yoghurt

Z - Alphabet in English

/zi:/ Z for zebra

Vowels

A - Alphabet in English

/eɪ/ A for apple

E - Alphabet in English

/i:/ E for egg

I - Alphabet in English

/aɪ/ I for iguana

O - Alphabet in English

/əʊ/ O for octopus

U - Alphabet in English

/ju:/ U for umbrella

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Games

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