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The Vowel Song

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Sung to the tune of  "Are you B..I..N..G..O..."

The vowels of the alphabet
I know them all by name, oh!
a-e-i-o-u
a-e-i-o-u
a-e-i-o-u
I know them all by name, oh!

The vowels of the alphabet
I know them all by name, oh!
[clap]-e-i-o-u
[clap]-e-i-o-u
[clap]-e-i-o-u
I know them all by name, oh!

The vowels of the alphabet
I know them all by name, oh!
[clap]-[clap]-i-o-u
[clap]-[clap]-i-o-u
[clap]-[clap]-i-o-u
I know them all by name, oh!

The vowels of the alphabet
I know them all by name, oh!
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-o-u
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-o-u
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-o-u
I know them all by name, oh!

The vowels of the alphabet
I know them all by name, oh!
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-u
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-u
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-u
I know them all by name, oh!

The vowels of the alphabet
I know them all by name, oh!
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-[clap]
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-[clap]
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-[clap]
[clap]-[clap]-[clap}-[clap]-[clap]

The vowels of the alphabet
I know their short sounds too, oh.
a-e-i-o-u
(Sing short vowel sound now)
a-e-i-o-u
a-e-i-o-u
I know their short sounds too, oh.

For parents
Scientists have learned that the first three years of life are the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. An environment filled with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of other children and adults help them develop their own skills. Learn about children's speech and development milestones from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
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For teachers
Evidence-based research on teaching children to read was developed by the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, in a partnership that included the U.S. Department of Education and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Review the research and how you may be able to apply it to use with your students.
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