Rockin’ ABCs: “Rock n’ Roll ABCs” – Kristin Kellner and “XYZ” – Play Date

As much as I have heard the ABCs, and sung them (backwards and forwards), I am always pleased when artists come up with their own unique versions. Below are two that we encountered recently that are worth mentioning.

celbrateKristin Kellner – Rock n’ Roll ABCs

San Francisco singer-songwriter, Kristin Kellner, serves up a fun version of the alphabet with eye pleasing animation (hat tip to Jovanna Tosello) and some rock n’ roll swagger. Each letter is attached to a word which makes this song an excellent vehicle for supporting language and literacy skills. Rock n’ Roll ABCs is perfect visual aid  for little ones just learning the song, toddlers ready to recognize letters, as well as big boys and girls who are ready to practice reading and writing.

Rock n’ Roll ABCs can be found on Kellner’s children’s music debut, Obstacle Course, which she hopes will  “prompt family jam sessions and inspire budding musicians everywhere to pick up an instrument and ROCK!” Check her out!


1406833827653Play Date – “XYZ”
Keeping on the alphabet rock tip, Play Date’s “XYZ,” from their NPR featured album Imagination, features Shanti Wintergate’s sweet voice with even sweeter lyrics: “J is for the world/K is for Kindness for every boy and girl.”

While “XYZ” does not have an original video, Nordstrom loved the song so much that they created their own Back to School 2014 version for a commercial called “The A-Z Life.” Pretty stylin’!

Congrats Play Date!