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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: 99

Bert and Sleeping Beauty

Bert wakes Sleeping Beauty.
2:54 Runtime
Plays: 34

Mark Ruffalo: Empathy

Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy."
2:28 Runtime
Plays: 275

Read Me a Story

Big Bird and Zoe ask Maria to read to them.
3:28 Runtime
Plays: 1983

Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case

Help Detective Elmo crack the cookie case!
Solve your own mystery! Place your hand over a picture of someone you and your child know. Slowly remove your hand to partially reveal the image. Can he guess who it is?
Plays: 941

Eva Longoria: Exquisite

Eva Longoria shows us "exquisite."
1:15 Runtime
Plays: 489

Terry Crews: Artist

Abby and Count help Terry Crews explain the word artist.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 748

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
1:45 Runtime
Our skin helps us touch and feel things. Touch things around your home such as a carpet, a tiled floor, and different fruits. Talk about how they feel. Are they rough or smooth? Are they hard or soft?
Plays: 6259

ABC en español with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez teaches Elmo how to sing the ABCs in Spanish!
1:17 Runtime
Plays: 787

Letters to Big Bird

Learn letters with Big Bird.
Count the number of things in the game that begin with the same letter. Then, ask your child to think of other words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 299

Persistent with David Beckham

Learn about the word "persistent".
6:14 Runtime
Plays: 1308

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
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: 186

Letter G Game

Grover hosts the Letter G Game.
2:6 Runtime