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Literacy

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: 127

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 117

Bert and Sleeping Beauty

Bert wakes Sleeping Beauty.
2:54 Runtime
Plays: 1619

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
0:41 Runtime
Plays: 571

Sonia Sotomayor: Career

Justice Sotomayor gives Abby career advice.
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 229

Johnny Galecki: Transform

Johnny Galecki explains the word "transform."
1:44 Runtime
Plays: 186

Rhyming Day

Grover servers up a rhyme.
3:2 Runtime
Plays: 386

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
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After your child traces a letter, talk about the sound it makes. Together, think of a word that begins with that letter and draw a picture! Can you think of more words that start with that letter?
Plays: 481

Song: J is for Jump

Jump into this song on Sesame Street!
1:38 Runtime
Plays: 289

Albert Pujols: Athlete

Albert Pujols and Grover illustrate what "athlete" means.
2:3 Runtime
Plays: 962

Viola Davis: Fiesta

Viola Davis and Elmo learn that "fiesta" means party in Spanish.
1:36 Runtime
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It's fiesta time! Help your child plan a party for her stuffed animals. Make a list of the animals she'd like to invite, create decorations, and think of some games you can play during the fiesta.
Plays: 696

Toddler: Keyboard-O-Rama

Press any key to play with Elmo in this game for toddlers.
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Press a letter on the keyboard and listen as Elmo names an object. Ask your child to think of something else that begins with that letter.
Plays: 4654

The Alphabet with Elmo

India Arie sings the ABC's with Elmo.
2:9 Runtime
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Walk around your neighborhood and point out different letters you see. Talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.

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