Is it just in our house, or is the “L-M-N-O-P” part of the traditional alphabet song really hard for children to hear, decipher, and then translate to actually written letters of the alphabet? Surely other children out there besides our own have believed the middle of the alphabet consisted of one long, hard-to-say letter called “eleminopee,” right? Anyway, you can imagine how excited I was when our older daughter came home from her prekindergarten class one day singing the alphabet song a new and different way– a way that made each of those middle letters unique, individual sounds! Keep reading for the magical words to this version (sung to the same tune, by the way…), as well as a video of my girls modeling this edition!
Okay, this new and amazing alphabet song hack is so easy you’re going to wonder why you’ve never heard it before… It’s almost the exact same words sung to the exact same tune! Here are the lyrics:
If you look closely, you may notice there’s a break between “N” and “O.” That’s the magic secret difference between learning “eleminopee” and “L-M-N-O-P”!
Now, watch the video below to hear it in action.
Is your mind blown yet? Now, while you’ve got time at home with your kiddos, teach those little ones to sing it this way, and they may avoid future confusion wondering where “eleminopee” went!
PS– The adorably simple alphabet chart used in the main image came from my friend Theresa at Literacy In Motion (@literacyinmotion on Instagram). She’s got incredible early literacy ideas, so be sure to check her account out!