The ABC RAP is hip, fresh, fun, researched based, exciting but most importantly engaging. It is a children's CD that teaches letter and letter sounds, phonics, poetry, vocabulary development, listening skills, and increases phonemic awareness to hip hop and techno beats. The CD has 5 full version songs made with one of a kind beats and 5 poetry songs. Each song has a different skill that it is teaching and each song tells a different story. It is made for students Pre-K through 5th grade. It can be a tool used not only for regular education but for ESL learners (of all ages), and special education. What is awesome about this product is that it can be utilized at home, at school and at daycare centers. ABC Rap was created by a teacher and although it's is fun and engaging, every part has a specific purpose. • Teaches letter and letter sounds • Teaches phonics • Teaches fun poetry • Increases vocabulary development • Increases listening skills • Increase phonemic awareness The ABC RAP can be purchased as a CD alone or in a kit. The kit comes with the CD, a specially designed poster and an echo microphone! The poster was carefully designed and like the CD each part has a purpose. • Printed lyrics so the child can make the audio and visual connections. • Real photos because early childhood studies have shown that children can learn quicker from the ideas they relate to. • The letter and it's sound once again for the audio and visual connections. • The actual word as it relates to the picture. • The isolation of the letter sound (phonemic awareness) About the creator- Alice Villa, a former kindergarten teacher had a vision. Five years later she has made that vision come to life in the form of The ABC RAP. Villa is not only a creative artist but a sharp business woman, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a mentor. She has helped hundreds of children throughout the State of New Mexico in reading, writing and math through her small company, The One Room School House. Villa is honored to bring to you a literacy CD that is going to sweep the nation.