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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: 274

Read Me a Story

Big Bird and Zoe ask Maria to read to them.
3:28 Runtime
Plays: 488

Terry Crews: Artist

Abby and Count help Terry Crews explain the word artist.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 447

In the Nick of Rhyme

It's super rhyme time with Super Grover!
Help your child rhyme like Super Grover! Try to remember some of the objects from the game and see if you can think of another word that ends in the same sound.
Plays: 559

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 1968

Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case

Help Detective Elmo crack the cookie case!
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: 1416

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 593


The knights of Scramalot like to rhyme a lot.
2:39 Runtime
Plays: 1644

ABC Hip Hop

Miles sings the alphabet with monsters.
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 1159

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 816

Kristen Bell - Splatter

Abby and Elmo splatter paint on Kristen Bell.
1:44 Runtime
Plays: 25

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
1:40 Runtime
Plays: 5544

C Is for Cookie #2

Cookie Monster sings a song about cookies.
1:28 Runtime
Help your child find magazine pictures of things that begin with the letter C, such as cars and cookies! Cut out the pictures for him, and then create a letter C collage together.