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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: 2356

Story Book Builder

Emotional DevelopmentLiteracy
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As you create these stories with your child, ask him how he might feel in each situation and why. Describe how you would feel in the same situation. Maybe it's the same, maybe it's different.
Plays: 230

The Mad T Party

Abby gets served "T".
Literacy
6:29 Runtime
Plays: 1145

Show Me a Sign

The letters of the alphabet in sign language
Literacy
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 656

Abby's Gift Rap

Help Abby wrap her gifts by completing the rhymes.
Literacy
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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: 10858

Sesame Street Alphabet

All of the Sesame Street muppets sing a new alphabet song!
Literacy
2:37 Runtime
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Go on a neighborhood letter hunt! Point out different letters you see and talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.
Plays: 1223

ABCs of the Swamp

Kermit sings the alphabet in the swamp.
Literacy
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 1685

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
Literacy
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Rhyming is fun! Ask your child to say a word and then you say another word that ends in the same sounds. Take turns starting and finishing rhymes. How many rhyming pairs can you make?
Plays: 709

Rappin' Alphabet

Grover break dances with an alphabet rap.
Literacy
2:6 Runtime
Plays: 955

Paula Patton - Innovation

Elmo shows Paula Patton the Word-o-Pad, the Word-o-Bot and the D
Literacy
2:47 Runtime
Plays: 851

Big Bird's Alphabet Track

Trace the letter!
Literacy
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Go on a letter hunt! Pick a letter and see how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?
Plays: 1495

Jack Black and the Octagon

Jack Black talks about the word "octagon."
LiteracyMath
1:8 Runtime
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Make octagons! You and your child can create this eight-sided shape by using eight crayons, spoons, or blocks. Each time you make one, count the sides and angles. How many ways can you make octagons?
Plays: 2359

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
Literacy
2:19 Runtime
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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?

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