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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: 1076

Spanish "G" Word Song

Rosita strums a Spanish "G" song on her guitar.
1:16 Runtime
Plays: 410

Conan O'Brien: Amphibian

Conan O'Brien talks about the word "amphibian."
2:51 Runtime
Plays: 337

Emma Stone: Balance

Emma Stone and Abby Cadabby explore the word "balance."
1:19 Runtime
Plays: 1655

Story Book Builder

As you create these stories with your child, ask him how he might feel in each situation and why. Describe how you would feel in the same situation. Maybe it's the same, maybe it's different.
Plays: 837

ABCs of the Swamp

Kermit sings the alphabet in the swamp.
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 1363

Word Play

Join your Sesame Street friends as they play together and learn new words!
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: 1946

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: 21

Buzz Aldrin and Alex: Space

Buzz Aldrin talks to Alex about space.
1:12 Runtime
Plays: 260

Kellan Lutz - Vibrate

Kellan Lutz shows Cookie Monster different things that vibrate.
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 846

It's Hot!

Elmo and Rosita spell the word "hot."
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 776

Letters to Big Bird

Learn letters with Big Bird.
Count the number of things in the game that begin with the same letter. Then, ask your child to think of other words that begin with that letter.