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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: 753

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: 244

Toddler: Keyboard-O-Rama

Press any key to play with Elmo in this game for toddlers.
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Press a letter on the keyboard and listen as Elmo names an object. Ask your child to think of something else that begins with that letter.
Plays: 146

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: 315

Tiki Barber: Quest

Tiki Barber undertakes a quest.
1:19 Runtime
Plays: 93

Abby Reads to Marco

Abby reads Real People Tales.
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 885

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 340

Charlize Theron: Jealous

Charlize Theron feels jealous of Abby Cadabby's wings.
2:23 Runtime
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Talk about the word jealous, a strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has. Together, talk about a time when your child felt jealous and what she did to feel better.
Plays: 343

Letter of the Day Game Show: J

Cookie Monster has to find three things.
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 471

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
1:45 Runtime
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Our skin helps us touch and feel things. Touch things around your home such as a carpet, a tiled floor, and different fruits. Talk about how they feel. Are they rough or smooth? Are they hard or soft?
Plays: 619

Eva Longoria: Exquisite

Eva Longoria shows us "exquisite."
1:15 Runtime
Plays: 38

Rhyme Time Poem

A song about rhyming. It's Rhyme Time! Can you rhyme?
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 4

Antonio Talks About Reading

Antonio talks about Goldilocks & the 3 Bears.
0:53 Runtime

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