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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: 874

Alphabet Rap

Elmo raps the alphabet.
1:28 Runtime
Plays: 3228

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.
Plays: 650

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
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: 887

Jack Black and the Octagon

Jack Black talks about the word "octagon."
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: 260

Alphabet Soup

Help Cookie Monster make words in his soup!
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Ask your child, "What letter does the noodle words begin with?" Help him to think of other familiar words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 433

Pequeno & Grande

Rosita teaches the words grande and pequeno.
1:12 Runtime
Plays: 943

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 1575

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y.
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 474

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 201

Cobie Smulders: Courteous

Cobie Smulders and Grover demonstrate the word "courteous."
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 698

B. B. King: The Letter B

B.B. King sings about life without "B".
2:26 Runtime
Plays: 153

Johnny Galecki: Transform

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

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