We use the Houghton Mifflin Alphafriends to help
us learn letters and letter sounds.  

For each letter there is a character and a song. Students often make a connection to the letter formation, letter name, or letter sound when they are able to connect it to a story or object.  
That is the point of our alphafriends!  

But do not worry, even if you don't remember the friends, you can still help your child by encouraging this process and doing the same thing but with other familiar connections.  
For example- "M- like in McDonald's" 

Sammy Seal


Mimi Mouse


Reggie Rooster

Tiggy Tiger

Benny Bear


Nyle Noodle

Hattie Horse

Andy Apple


Vinnie Volcano


Callie Cat

Pippa Pig


Gertie Goose


Fifi Fish

Larry Lion


Iggy Iguana

Keely Kangaroo

Queenie Queen

Dudley Duck

Zelda Zebra

Ozzie Octopus

Mr. X-ray

Willy Worm


Edna Elephant

Yetta Yo-Yo


Jumping Jill

Umbie Umbrella