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Reading and writing for young children begins by sharing books and stories, alphabet songs and games, rhymes, and early drawing and writing experiences. When children see written words, it helps them recognize letters and understand meaning in text. Reading also builds their vocabulary.

Plays: 811

Kristen Bell - Splatter

Abby and Elmo splatter paint on Kristen Bell.
1:44 Runtime
Plays: 1535

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
2:19 Runtime
Go on a letter U hunt! See how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?
Plays: 294

Spanish Word of the Day: Silla

Rosita teaches us that "silla" means chair.
0:34 Runtime
Plays: 3034

Outer Space ABCs

Blast off for an alphabet song in outer space!
1:20 Runtime
Go on a letter hunt! Pick a letter and see how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter and as a lowercase letter. Signs, store windows, and books are great places to look!
Plays: 2014

B is for Bedtime with Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross gets ready for bed with things that start with B!
1:21 Runtime
Plays: 4053

Pharrell: B is for Book

Pharell sings about the letter B and reading books.
1:56 Runtime
Plays: 808

Mindy Kaling: Enthusiastic

Mindy Kaling and Elmo explain the word enthusiastic.
1:58 Runtime
Together, create an activity calendar for the week, and plan one activity each day that your child is enthusiastic about and can look forward to. Ask him what makes him feel really excited.
Plays: 1141

Abby's Sandbox Search

Dig in the sand with Abby to find fun objects!
Pick your favorite letter from the game, talk about its sound, and list some words that begin with it. Then, go on a hunt around your home to find three more things that start with that letter.
Plays: 468

Abby's Gift Rap

Help Abby wrap her gifts by completing the rhymes.
Help your child make up silly words that rhyme with her name. For example, you might rhyme Carly with darley or starley! How many silly rhyming words can you come up with?
Plays: 419

Telly, Oscar And The Letter B

Telly and Oscar talk about the letter B.
1:9 Runtime
Plays: 54

Rhyme Time Poem

A song about rhyming. It's Rhyme Time! Can you rhyme?
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 1337

Halle Berry: Nibble

Elmo and Halle Berry demonstrate the word ?nibble?.
2:48 Runtime