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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: 1509

Spanish "G" Word Song

Rosita strums a Spanish "G" song on her guitar.
Literacy
1:16 Runtime
Plays: 100

Rhyme Time Poem

A song about rhyming. It's Rhyme Time! Can you rhyme?
Literacy
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 212

Telly Is Cold

Telly makes the word "cold."
Literacy
1:4 Runtime
Plays: 2626

Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case

Help Detective Elmo crack the cookie case!
LiteracyLogic and Reasoning
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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: 815

Ginnifer Goodwin: Adventure

Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby explore the world of "adventure."
Literacy
2:2 Runtime
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Make up an adventure story! With your child, use your imagination to make up a story about an exciting adventure, such as exploring a jungle or swimming with dolphins!
Plays: 459

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
Literacy
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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: 1120

A's Anatomy

Dr. Grover helps to fix a letter A.
Literacy
4:7 Runtime
Plays: 297

Trash Gordon: Planet Spaghetti

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 5571

The Alphabet with Elmo

India Arie sings the ABC's with Elmo.
Literacy
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.
Plays: 1354

Melissa McCarthy - Choreographer

Melissa McCarthy, Elmo, and a penguin choreograph a new dance.
Literacy
2:37 Runtime
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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: 1050

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
Literacy
1:42 Runtime
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Talk about a time when your child felt like he wasn't included. How did he feel? Use puppets to act out the situation and figure out a way to be included, such as asking to play.
Plays: 324

Jimmy Kimmel: Sibling

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

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