Saturday, June 23, 2012

Teaching Those Letters!

Hi there!  It's Mary from Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives.
I'm blogging for Kerri this morning while she is enjoying the last of her surprise honeymoon to Hawaii!  She's officially been a MRS. for 1 week now!  I met Kerri at the TN Bloggers Meet Up this past spring.  Here's a picture of us taken by her Mr.  Aren't we cute? :)

I wanted to share with you one of my absolute favorite ways to teach letters.  Have you ever heard of HeidiSongs? Heidi is wonderful!!
She has awesome songs for teaching sight words, math concepts, parts of a book, you name it.
I use her letter songs EVERY week in kindergarten!  They are super helpful and teach letter recognition, sounds, and letter formation for handwriting.  She has over 100 videos on her youtube channel that you can check out.  Here is one for the letter L:

Catchy, huh?  My 3 year old even knows the words to all of Heidi's letter songs. {She is a little obsessed with my DVD right now!}
Not only does Heidi have DVDs and CDs available but she also has other materials that are helpful for the classroom.  My kids love her pattern block activities.  Here's one that I keep available in my Word Word station year round:

Anyone else use Heidi's products?  I'm not affiliated in any way with HeidiSongs- just a fan. :)  I hope you will check out her site when you get a chance so you can see all that she has to offer.  Make sure to follow her blog too and download all her freebies!

Thanks to Kerri for letting me take over for the day.  I'd love for you to stop by my blog and say hi!


  1. I love HeidiSongs. I especially love her sight word songs. My kiddos love learning though. Their favorite is always the black song. I tell them it is a scary, spooky song.


  2. Thanks Mary! I love heidisongs and need to check out her videos and those pattern block letters!

  3. I just love HeidiSongs!! My students loved her songs last year also. I am a big fan of using music in the classroom for learning.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. What a cute video! Looks like I need to check out her other vidoes.
    Conversations in Literacy

  5. How cool!! What a catchy tune and so short and sweet!!