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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: 1930

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: 223

Big Bird Rhymes Beep

Big Bird finds things that rhyme with "beep".
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 990

Melissa McCarthy - Choreographer

Melissa McCarthy, Elmo, and a penguin choreograph a new dance.
2:37 Runtime
Make up your own dance together! Pick your favorite song and make up 3 dance moves. You can even teach your dance to family and friends!
Plays: 459

How Fun a Book

A song about the adventures you can take in a book!
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 1994

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y.
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 275

Lauren Graham: Author

Lauren Graham and Grover demonstrate the word "author."
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 1139

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: 1133

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 810

Show Me a Sign

The letters of the alphabet in sign language
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 190

Jimmy Kimmel: Sibling

Jimmy Kimmel explains the word "sibling."
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 307

Spanish Word of the Day: Feliz

Feliz means happy in Spanish.
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 383

Grover Finds the Letter A

Grover has to find the letter A.
1:3 Runtime