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I posted this on another thread in AIBU, but thought it might have more relevance here.I used to do an odd hour or so at my wife's playgroup - mainly so I could unwind after a nightshift.I made up a proper phonetic alphabet, song. Which went 'a buh cuh', instead of 'ay bee see'. Like this:a buh cuh duh e fuh guhhuh i juh kuh luh muh nuho puh kwu ruh suh tuh uh vuh wuh kss yuh zuh, that's all.Now I know my a buh cuhWon't you sing along with muhCollapse in fits of giggles - because of the silly rhyme.The kids got this - much more useful, don't you think?(You'll need to practice this a bit before unleashing it on your LOs!)
No, because there shouldn't be an 'uh' sound at the end e.g. The sound for 'm' should be 'mmm' not muh
When teaching my child to read using phonics, I didn't use the sounds that you did.S is ssss, N is nnn for example.I think the alphabet song is used to teach alphabetical order and letter names more than anything else.
I think you should probably be going home and getting some sleep instead of meddling with children's phonics learning and getting the sounds wrong.
Well that was the problem, sister - if I went straight to bed, I couldn't sleep!You've got to admit that my version - with amendments as suggested by pixie and frozen, perhaps, is better than ABC!And we did have fun!
This is too painful for words
No, no, noAnd a million times noYou should have gone to bed
This doesn't work for phonics, because you can't get the consonant sounds together like that. You effectively HAVE to say buh, cuh, duh, which doesn't help children with phonics.Sorry. It sounds like fun but it's not phonics. The ABC song is probably more useful than this in an educational context, since ah buh duh shouldn't be taught at all any more.
I'm sure your Ivor Novello award is in the post
For a playgroup, anyway, it probably doesn't matter as they won't yet be learning either phonics or letter names.Still - perhaps another silly song would cause less angst
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