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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: 172

Kingdom of O

Elmo looks for the Kingdom of E and finds O.
4:6 Runtime
Plays: 147

Paul Rudd: Brilliant

Paul Rudd and Grover show brilliant.
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 889

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: 1318

Circus Alphabet

A circus shows the letters of the alphabet.
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 130

Abby Reads to Marco

Abby reads Real People Tales.
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 5

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y, and sings a song with Elmo about it.
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 1058

Word Play

Join your Sesame Street friends as they play together and learn new words!
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These bilingual read-aloud stories teach more than 30 vocabulary words! Discover how kids can learn new words while you play together. Use the “discover words” feature to invite your child to tell the story in his or her own words.
Plays: 498

Letter of the Day Game Show: J

Cookie Monster has to find three things.
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 205

Kellan Lutz - Vibrate

Kellan Lutz shows Cookie Monster different things that vibrate.
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 126

Word on the Street: Subtraction

Murray introduces the word "subtraction".
0:30 Runtime
Plays: 262

Bill Hader: Grouchy

Bill Hader, Murray, and Elmo explains the word grouchy.
2:26 Runtime
Plays: 1353

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
1:22 Runtime
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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!

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