VCD : Alphablocks (2 แผ่น) Watch 26 letters come to life, telling stories and making words using phonics The Characters Every Alphablock's personality revolves around his or her letter sound, for example: * D plays drums: D-d-d-d! * R swings in with a big, piratey Rrrrr! * V vrooms everywhere with a Vvvvvv! The central characters are the stripey vowels, a, e, i, o and u. One of them is (almost) always needed to make a word. In the first episode, Alphablocks showcases every letter, its sound and its personality. It is always available on the CBeebies Alphablocks website. How word magic works The Alphablocks and their world behave according to the natural forces of phonics: When Alphablocks hold hands they sound out their letter sounds then call out the word (eg c-a-t CAT!). If it is a real word, it will come to life in a shower of magic stars. Sounding out is an important natural strategy for reading words. Just like us, when Alphablocks say a word they blend together the letter sounds in the order they appear in the word. Alphablocks can split in two to make more of the same letter (which is handy if you want to make a BANANA). They can also fuse to make brand new sounds, such as OO, SH and AR. Alphablocks will sound out MOON as "m-oo-n MOON!" Some letters can make more than one sound on their own too - compare A in LA and PAT, I in PIG and ICE, C in CAT and ICE, and so on.