New Song: Phonics “U U U Umbrella”

I’ve got a new song for you!

This one joins the phonics “o” song and “i” song,  this time to get in some phonics “u” words before you start the Genki Phonics course.

It’s also really easy to TPR (act) out, and so simple to do.

Plus of course there’s a funky twist at the end.

For a limited time VIP Members can download it for free:

Genki English “U umbrella” song

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And as the vowels are pronounced differently in every city in the world, here’s a karaoke version so you can add your own accent if you like.

Genki English “U umbrella” song Karaoke version

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And of course if you’re not a VIP member yet, just order your download pack and then come back here to get the new songs.

Here are the lyrics:

U u u umbrella
Pick up a cup
Cut a nut
U u u umbrella

Under the sun

Jump! Jump!
Run! Run!

U u u umbrella

Would you also like me to make up some picture cards for you?

Please do let me know what you think of the song in the comments, or if you have any questions!

Hopefully now we’ve covered all the sounds of English in the Genki English course!

Be genki,


P.S.  I am still looking for another keyword to add to the “i” page of the phonics.  We have “igloo” and “internet”, but I would like another as “India” is an “I” not a “i”!  If you have any ideas please put them in the comments!

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14 Responses to “New Song: Phonics “U U U Umbrella””

  1. Stephen

    Hey Richard,

    Great song- ill download it tonight after work! For your i words, how about ink, indigo, image, ill, iguana,…You don’t need the other i sounds like ice and stuff do you? Keep up the great work!!!

  2. Jaynie

    Creepy crawlies(vol.5) insects!
    instant noodles!
    Thanks for the phonics stuff.Genki English rules!
    Take care on your next trip.

  3. richard

    instant noodles! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Nena

    Great song!
    what about?
    “the indian eats instant noodles in the inn”

  5. Janice

    Short i word: inner tube Although it is two words, it is one noun and a fun one at that.

  6. jaya

    Richard, how about ‘ink’ in the inkpot for ‘i’, ‘inside’let’s play inside its raining or ‘insects’ in the house.

  7. Cathy Cawood

    ‘itchy’ is a useful ‘i’ word!

  8. Martin Wenzel

    Haven’t really used the phonics songs, yet, but it would be another great thing to sing, since the kids seem to easily forget the vowel sounds.

  9. Janet Gray

    I love the TPR capability in t his song. Igloo is somewhat a strange word for those in the United States–most kids don’t relate. I like itchy or inside–both are good TPR words.

  10. Martin

    Not sure why you don’t want India included as a word to elicit the short i sound…it does have this sound…just because the word is written with and capital I doesn’t matter. I think I’ll add India in to the Workbook for the kids (more kids in my classes know India before they come up with igloo or internet.)

  11. Richard Graham

    Hi Martin, it’s important because although it’s the same sound, it’s a totally different grapheme. It would be like including “elephant” as a keyword for the “f” page, same sound but totally different grapheme!

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