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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: 613

Letter of the Day Game Show: J

Cookie Monster has to find three things.
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 853

ABCs of the Swamp

Kermit sings the alphabet in the swamp.
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 194

Jimmy Kimmel: Sibling

Jimmy Kimmel explains the word "sibling."
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 4100

Pharrell: B is for Book

Pharell sings about the letter B and reading books.
1:56 Runtime
Plays: 873

Viola Davis: Fiesta

Viola Davis and Elmo learn that "fiesta" means party in Spanish.
1:36 Runtime
It's fiesta time! Help your child plan a party for her stuffed animals. Make a list of the animals she'd like to invite, create decorations, and think of some games you can play during the fiesta.
Plays: 54

Rhyme Time Poem

A song about rhyming. It's Rhyme Time! Can you rhyme?
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 1911

Z Zebra Song

Elmo sings about the letter Z.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 1085

Spanish "G" Word Song

Rosita strums a Spanish "G" song on her guitar.
1:16 Runtime
Plays: 400

Song: J is for Jump

Jump into this song on Sesame Street!
1:38 Runtime
Plays: 515

Trash Gordon: Planet of Shoes

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
1:49 Runtime
Plays: 551

Ian McKellan: Resist

Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster explain the word resist.
3:17 Runtime
Plays: 412

Conan O'Brien: Amphibian

Conan O'Brien talks about the word "amphibian."
2:51 Runtime