Naming the letters of the alphabet and knowing the sounds each letter makes is a critical pre-reading skill. Did you know that singing the alphabet song and books that say things like "a is for apple" are only the beginning? There are several picture books that make practicing the alphabet fun! One of them is R is for Rocket, by Tad Hills. Listen along with Tad as Rocket the dog, Bella the squirrel, Owl, and other friends read about alphabet letters and the sounds they make from acorns to angry alligators!
After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.
Click on one of the book covers below and listen to more alphabet stories read aloud.
You can use your IndyPL library card to check out e-books, audiobooks, and other streaming content about the alphabet from home, right to your device. See our digital alphabet collection from Axis 360 Kids and OverDrive Kids, or come visit us!
Sing the ABC's with Little i and all of his friends!
Find some crayons or makers to color a picture, practice writing the letters, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.
Take a walk and read a story as you go! We invite you to visit StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park at 3025 Ruckle Street. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames. Or Skip. Or gallop!