The Spanish Alphabet, all it took was a little swipe with a Sharpie

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It has been over two months since Ivey first sang her ABCs in English. She still has not sung them in Spanish whereas she only seems to count in Spanish. At first, I was baffled by the fact that her English and Spanish skills seem to both be progressing differently and then I realized something…

I am ALWAYS counting in Spanish. I will even use Spanish numbers in English sentences similar to the way I use slang words like “chones” in my English sentences. Yep, I am a goofball like that.

So starting today, I will be singing the ABC’s in Spanish to Ivey frequently. It will be good practice for both of us.

To help with this activity I have also decided to customize the ABC123 product from Magnetic Poetry. This is possible because unlike alphabet flash card sets, this kit has extra consonants and vowels.

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Yep, that is right. One little swipe with a Sharpie and I was able to turn the 26 letter English Alphabet into a 27 letter Spanish Alphabet.

Want to learn the Spanish alphabet along with Ivey? The names for the Spanish letters, in alphabetic order, are pronounced as follows:

ah (a), bay (b), say (c), day (d), ey (e), EY-fay (f), hay (g), AH-chay (h), ee (i), HOH-tah (j), kah (k), EY-lay (l), EY-may (m), EY-nay (n), EY-nyay (ñ), oh (o), pay (p), coo (q), EY-rray (r), EY-say (s), tay (t), oo (u), OO-vay (v), DOH-blay OO-vay (w), AY-kees (x), ee gree ay gah (y), and SAY-tah (z).

About Kelly Tirman

Kelly Tirman is a natural CONNECTOR, STRATEGIST and STORYTELLER specializing in eCommerce & Social Business. She is passionate about making social media strategies operational by helping companies build (and utilize) a highly-skilled virtual and flexible workforce. She currently works as an Enterprise Social Strategist and Influence Lead for Wells Fargo however the opinions expressed on this blog represent her own and don’t reflect those of her employer. In her "free-time" Kelly blogs on several topics including Urban Living, Raising Multilingual Children, and Organic Beauty. She happily resides in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.

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