I wrote this silly alphabet book as a distraction a while ago. It was something to keep my mind busy while I hid from the re-writes of my chapter book (which I've finished again now - yay!). Here's a little silliness, from me to you - enjoy!
The A B C’s… they used to be just apples, cats and bows.
Not today, ‘cause kids all know the alphabet’s gone techno!
Now, A is still for Apple, but not the sweet, red fruit.
Today it’s for the company that makes computer loot.
B is what begins such words as Bluetooth, blog and bling,
And B is for your Blackberry – the newest, coolest thing!
C is for the cell phone you just can’t seem to put down,
And for a world called cyberspace, where all things can be found.
D performs the downloads to your database and more.
It’s DVD’s and desktops and digitals galore.
E begins so many things like emails and e-books,
Ezines, ear buds, and eBay (where shoppers go to look).
F is for the flat screen we all beg our parents for
The flash drive for our file folders, the Facebook we adore.
G brings Dad the GPS that helps him find his way
It’s Google and the Guitar Hero we play every day.
H today is for HD, which means High Definition
HTML computer talk and handhelds with precision.
Ipods, Iphones, Ipets, Itunes … they all start with I.
And now there’s Instant Messaging for telling friends goodbye.
J is for the Jpegs that become graphics or pictures
K is for the keyboard used for typing words and numbers
And those “Kajeet for Kids” cell phones we use for calling mothers.
L always lets us login to our laptops and accounts
And links us to more places than we ever dreamed about.
M is for our favorites, like MySpace and MP3’s
It’s all those megapixels and the media we receive.
N is for Nintendo – both the GameCube and DS
It’s also for the networking we now do “wireless”.
O takes each of us online to surf the internet
And runs our operating systems for our benefit.
Without P there’d be no Podcasts, PDA’s or PSP’s
And how could we survive today without our own PC’s?
Q is rather quirky, but begins the word QuickTime
Quicktime is used with software and fun Disney games online.
R stands for the roaming and the ringtones of cell phones
For the memories of RAM and ROM; for Refresh and Reload.
We use S to surf the internet for smartboards and smartphones
And S is for the songs we hear on satellite radios.
The technology of touchscreens and of texting start with T
So does the TiVo we all want on our big screen TV’s.
U is for the ultrasound to see inside our bodies
And the ports on our computers that we call USB’s.
V is for the viruses that make computers crash
For virtual reality and video that lasts.
W is the Worldwide Web, wireless and Wii
Webcams, Wikipedia, and Windows technology.
X of course is XBOX, a favorite gaming system
Don’t forget it’s also Xerox and the XM music system.
Y today is Yahoo! for news and entertainment.
It’s yellowbook.com online and all those YouTube segments.
Z is for the zip drive that stores your information,
The zoom on your new camera and the Zune for your vacation.
While Mommy reads, you just might wonder, “What are all of these?”
Listen closely and you’ll learn your Techno A B C’s.
lol, that is probably how kids learn the ABC's these days.
I love this! So creative and true!!!
Wow! That was awesome! :)
Darling! Brilliant! Wish I'd thought of this. You are a blessing.
Audience of ONE
I absolutely love this post. Very clever for today's times.
A to Z Awesomeness!
Oh my, nice job!!
Oooh I'm green with envy at your talent! That was so clever and fun! :0) Thanks for sharing.
how did you get all that to rhyme? poets amaze me.
Awesome - that's fun :)
Awesome. The Bare Naked Ladies sing an ABC where they use words that have the letter at the beginning, but sound like a different letter. Like A is for aisle. It's quite funny.
Ha! This is awesome!
Brilliant!! If you listen carefully you can hear me clapping over here!
Thanks, everybody! I had fun writing it. :-)
Patti - That sounds very cool. I'll have to see if I can find it. Thanks.
That is totally awesome! I'm super impressed! I might have to send some teacher friends to read this. :)
How freakin' cute! Hilarious!
OH my gosh Shannon, those are awesome! How did you ever think of all those things? Whew!
A+++++ Go straight to the head of the class!
Hee hee. This makes me giggle.
This is so cute and so creative!! :) :)
Ha! This is awesome! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D
I wonder if there's a way to make this into an interactive webpage that kids can go on with their parents and check it out. I'm no good at the tech stuff, but the designer in me can see pop-up pictures and virtual pages to turn...
Love how you rhymed mp3s and receive! Great!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)
You had me at Apple :D
So good. I loved this techno alphabet!
Dude, this is fantastic! You should submit it... :)
So fun! And original! And true!
You have to get this out there!!!
You guys are making my day! Thanks SO MUCH for your sweet comments. I'm thrilled you're all enjoying my silly version of the ABC's.
As for getting it out there, I didn't think it would fly, since technology is so fleeting, always changing. What do you think?
Hi Shannon -
Delightful and creative - what every modern pre-schooler should have in their backpack. :)
Oh Shannon! Thanks so much for the wonderful Techno ABC's! I LOVE THIS!
my personal favorite: B & I - love the Bling ;o)
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That was just great. I can just hear the kiddos explaining these things to the grown-up!
Oh, I love this. So perfect and so cute. :)
Brilliant post! Worthy of a gold star in Google Reader, I feel :)
Oh my gosh! That was awesome!! And so true!! My kids probably know all of those things better than the traditional ABC items!
I remember when my son was two and we had dial up. He wanted to sing us a song, so we stood around him and he just stood there. "Are you going to sing?" I asked. He gave me a very peeved look. "Yes, mommy. I'm downloading." :)
Soooo cute! Love it! :)
hehe you are very clever! :o)))
Shannon-this is adorable! You're so creative. And you're right. My nephew was changing the wall paper on his kindergarten computers when he was four.
So cute! I learned so much. ;o) Thank you for sharing.
That's awesome, Shannon! I'm going to have to read this to my kids -- they'll love it!
Oh, MYYYY! This is AMAZING!!!!
Shannon, not only are you a great writer, but you're also a comedian.
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