The Alphabet Bop books found in your Key Foundations by Hatch™ curriculum kit are used in every Sound Hunt and Letter Hunt lesson. As children chant along with the rhyme, they quickly learn how to
- Identify and articulate the names of all the letters in the alphabet;
- Establish connections between each letter and its corresponding sound(s), encompassing distinctions like hard and soft "c" and "g," as well as short and long vowel sounds; and
- Pronounce the sounds associated with letters at the beginning of a word.
The Alphabet Bop books quickly teach children all the letter names, including the uppercase and lowercase letter forms, and give them the understanding that letters do not always have just one sound.
The rhythm of each Alphabet Bop fosters active participation from the entire class during the chanting sessions. Each bop unfolds uniquely, with distinct beginnings and endings.
Bop 1 delves into short vowels and hard "c" and "g," while Bop 2 explores long vowels and soft "c" and "g."