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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: 708

B is for Bath

Bathtime is the best time! Water, soap, toys, let's play!
1:3 Runtime
Plays: 3895

Letter of the Day: A

Get up, get down to the letter of the day with Elmo and friends!
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 766

Kayla and Abby Sing the Alphabet

Abby and Kayla sing the alphabet together.
0:53 Runtime
Plays: 365

Going to the Library

A song about going to the library
2:9 Runtime
Plays: 414

Cookie Eats the Letter O

Cookie Monster shows us the letter of the day.
1:21 Runtime
Plays: 1132

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 25

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
1:40 Runtime
Plays: 458

The Words Song

Discover that words are here, there, and everywhere.
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 273

Read Me a Story

Big Bird and Zoe ask Maria to read to them.
3:28 Runtime
Plays: 831

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
1:42 Runtime
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: 1180

Alphabet Rap

Elmo raps the alphabet.
1:28 Runtime
Plays: 1620

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
1:22 Runtime
Do an absorption investigation at home! Collect objects such as a tissue, a washcloth, and a rock. Fill a cup with water and predict which objects will absorb (or soak up) water. Test your thinking!