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The only men that ever say their traditional alphabet names in words are the five Vowel Men.

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Who's Who in Letterland?

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Letterland uses characters (pictograms) to help children learn how to read, write and spell in English. This page lists many of the Letterland characters and examples of their multi-sensory stories, actions and songs. Click or tap the characters to hear the sound they make in words and watch the videos to find out how Letterland can help unlock the keys to literacy.

Learn more about all‍‍‍ the 44 sounds (phonemes) in the English language.

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Vowels out walking stories >

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Annie Apple
(a as in apple)

/a/

Bouncy Ben
(b as in bat)

/b/

Clever Cat
(c ‍‍‍as ‍‍‍in cat)

/k/

Dippy Duck
(d as in dog)

/d/

Eddy Elephant
(e as in elephant)

/e/

Firefighter Fred
(f as in fan)

/f/

Golden Girl
(g as in go)

/g/

Harry Hat Man
(h as in hen)

/h/

Impy Ink
(i as in ink)

/i/

Jumping Jim
(j as in jet)

/j/

Kicking King
(k as in kit)

/k/

Lucy Lamp Light
(l as in leg)

/l/

Munching Mike
(m as in map)

/m/

Noisy Nick
(n as in net)‍‍‍

/n/

Oscar Orange
(o a‍‍‍s in o‍‍‍‍‍‍range)

/o/

‍‍‍Peter P‍‍‍uppy
(p as in pen)

/p/

Quarrelsome Queen
(q as in q‍‍‍‍‍‍uiz)

/kw/

/r/

‍‍‍Red R‍‍‍obot
(r as in run)

Sammy Snake
(s as in sun)

/s/

Talking Tess
(t as in tap)

/t/

Uppy Umbrella
(u as in umbrella)

/u/

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Vicky Violet
(v as in‍‍‍ van)

/v/

Walter Walrus
(w‍‍‍ as in wig)

/w/

Fix-it‍‍‍ Max
(x as in box)

/ks/

Yellow Yo-yo Man
(y as in yes)‍‍‍‍‍‍

/y/

Zig Zag Zebra
(z as in zip)

/z/

‍‍‍Mr A the Apron Man‍‍‍
(a as in apron)

/ai/

‍‍‍‍‍‍Mr E the Easy Magic M‍‍‍an‍‍‍
(e as in easy)

/ee/

‍‍‍Mr I the Ice Cream Man‍‍‍
‍‍‍‍‍‍(i as in ice cream)

/igh/

Mr O the Old Man
(o as in o‍‍‍ld)‍‍‍

/oa/

‍‍‍Mr U the ‍‍‍Uniform Man
(u as in uniform)

/yoo/

Clever Cat & Harry Hat Man
(ch as in chip)

/ch/

Sammy Snake & Harry Hat Man
(sh as in shop)

/sh/

Talking Tess & Harry Hat Man
(th as in that)

/th/

‍‍‍Talking Tess & Harry H‍‍‍at Man
(th as in thing)

/th/

‍‍‍Peter Puppy & Harry Hat Ma‍‍‍n
(ph as in photo)

/ph/

Walter Walrus & Harry Hat Man
(wh‍‍‍ as i‍‍‍n when)

/w/

Walter Walrus & Harry Hat Man
(wh as in who)

/h/

Mr I, Golden Girl & Harry Hat Man
(igh as in night)

/igh/

Annie Apple & Walter Walrus
(aw as in saw)

/aw/

Annie Apple & Walter Walrus
(au as in cause)

/aw/

Eddy Elephant & Walter Walrus
(ew ‍‍‍as ‍‍‍in grew‍‍‍/ few)

/oo/
/yoo/

Oscar Orange & Walter Walrus
(ow as in how)

/ow/

Oscar Orange, Mr O & Walter Walrus
(ow as in show)

/oa‍‍‍/‍‍‍

Oscar Orange & Walter Walrus
(ou as in out)

/ow/

Walter Walrus & Red Robot
(wr as in write)

‍‍‍/r/‍‍‍

Arthur Ar, the Apple Stealer
(ar as in farm)

‍‍‍/ar/‍‍‍

Orvil Or, the Orange Stealer
(or as in for)

‍‍‍/or‍‍‍/

Ernest Er, the Elephant Stealer
(er as in her)

‍‍‍/ir‍‍‍/

Irving Ir, the Ink Stealer
(ir as in girl)

‍‍‍/ir‍‍‍/

Urgent Ur, the Umbrella Stealer
(ur as in fur)

‍‍‍/ir‍‍‍/

Mr A, Mr I and a robot
(air as in fair)

‍‍‍/air‍‍‍/

‍‍‍Mr E, Mr A and a ro‍‍‍bot
(ear as in hear/pear)

/ear/
/air/

‍‍‍Mr A & Mr I out walki‍‍‍ng
(ai as in rain)

/ai/

Mr A & Yellow
Yo-yo M‍‍‍an
(ay as in say)

/ai/

Mr E &‍‍‍ his brother out walking
(ee as in bee)

/ee/

Mr E & Mr A out walking
(ea ‍‍‍‍‍‍as i‍‍‍n ‍‍‍sea)

/ee/

Mr I & Mr E out walking
(ie as in t‍‍‍‍‍‍i‍‍‍e‍‍‍)

/igh/

‍‍‍‍‍‍Mr O & Mr A out walki‍‍‍ng‍‍‍
(oa as in boat)