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

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.

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 runs Social Community efforts at,, and After spending 10+ years living in a modern San Francisco loft she moved her family to a bungalow in the burbs. She now enjoys dreaming up home renovation and design projects in order turn her family's mid-century cave into the modern home of their dreams.

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