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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: 89

The Mad T Party

Abby gets served "T".
6:29 Runtime
Plays: 92

Jimmy Kimmel: Sibling

Jimmy Kimmel explains the word "sibling."
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 159

Abby's Gift Rap

Help Abby wrap her gifts by completing the rhymes.
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Help your child make up silly words that rhyme with her name. For example, you might rhyme Carly with darley or starley! How many silly rhyming words can you come up with?
Plays: 257

John Cho: Sturdy

Abby and John Cho demonstrate the word "sturdy."
1:47 Runtime
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Build a sturdy house for a stuffed animal! Use materials such as paper, cardboard, and blocks, and see which material is the strongest and makes a house that won't fall apart!
Plays: 970

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
0:41 Runtime
Plays: 3223

ABC en español with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez teaches Elmo how to sing the ABCs in Spanish!
1:17 Runtime
Plays: 563

Viola Davis: Fiesta

Viola Davis and Elmo learn that "fiesta" means party in Spanish.
1:36 Runtime
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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: 2495

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: 98

Abby Draws Letter 1

Abby learns to use a crayon to draw the letter I.
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 780

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
2:19 Runtime
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Go on a letter U hunt! See how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?
Plays: 154

In the Nick of Rhyme

It's super rhyme time with Super Grover!
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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: 279

My Name is Zoe

Zoe spells her name out using blocks.
1:32 Runtime

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