Alphabet Rockers

Common Sense Media says

Educational kids' music with a grown-up sound.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lots of positive messages that include being able to spell well is cool, being nice to new kids at school, and cleaning up after play.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a very fun album, full of educational songs about counting, money, days of the week, and even spelling. But some younger preschoolers may not appreciate the hip-hop style and rockin' beats that aren't the norm with children's music.

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What's the story?

Despite all its positive messages, ALPHABET ROCKERS tries too hard to set itself apart from other children's CDs with an edgy sound that features lots of hip-hop and urban sounds, as well as some DJ-style scratching. Does scratching belong on a CD targeted to preschoolers? And while adult ears might be intrigued by the offer of something different, the captive 2-year-old and 4-year-old might be uninterested after the first song.

Is it any good?


If you can get the kids to hear past the rap and reggae that's a tad mature for little ears, the songs are both fun and educational with positive messages.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about learning. What's your favorite way to learn something new? Is it fun to learn through music? Do you like learning from a teacher in a classroom?

Music details

Artist:Alphabet Rockers
Release date:October 23, 2007
Label:School Time Music
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
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  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 6 and 10 year old Written byTeachergirl January 31, 2013

My entire family loves Alphabet Rockers!

This is definitely kid's music that even parents can appreciate! As a teacher, I love that it compliments what preschoolers and Ks are learning in school. A+ in my grade book!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models


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