Saturday, July 26, 2014

Learn the Alphabet - Book & Boogie style!

By Laura Eldredge

For those teachers and parents preparing for {GASP} back to school in a little over a month, we have a fun A-B-C "Book & Boogie" for you and your children! "Book & Boogie" brings together stories with a music and movement dance to reinforce the story theme and extend learning.  

A-B-C up the coconut tree

BOOK:Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin

The alphabet story we chose is one of our favorites, “
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom“, with all those lower case letters racing to the top of a coconut tree. The story helps children begin to recognize upper and lower case letters, while enjoying the rhyming text.

Kids already know this story?! GREAT! They can help point out and name the letters ... and all yell "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" at the appropriate time.

Boogie to the Alphabet

SONG:Alphabet Boogie“, Kidzup Educational Music

Don't stop at the story ... keep going and boogie! Tressa makes it easy by breaking down some choreographed movements that teachers and parents can use in the video clip below. But feel free to make up your own moves as well. What a fun way to learn the alphabet!

More online videos are available which provide story ideas, music choices and simple dance choreography can be found on our website, at


Laura Eldredge is co-founder of the website The SEEDS Network, as a way to provide early childhood professionals with ideas and resources that support them in their quest to provide quality care and education to our youngest learners. She blogs at

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