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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: 694

Mindy Kaling: Enthusiastic

Mindy Kaling and Elmo explain the word enthusiastic.
1:58 Runtime
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Together, create an activity calendar for the week, and plan one activity each day that your child is enthusiastic about and can look forward to. Ask him what makes him feel really excited.
Plays: 15

Buzz Aldrin and Alex: Space

Buzz Aldrin talks to Alex about space.
1:12 Runtime
Plays: 1321

Circus Alphabet

A circus shows the letters of the alphabet.
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 734

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: 973

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
1:31 Runtime
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It's fun to make new friends! Use puppets or stuffed animals to act out what your child would do if he wanted to make a new friend! Encourage him to share his name, and ask, "Can I play with you?"
Plays: 449

Ian McKellan: Resist

Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster explain the word resist.
3:17 Runtime
Plays: 673

Show Me a Sign

The letters of the alphabet in sign language
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 42

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Reinforce

Murray hits Joseph Gordon-Levitt's watch with a mallet.
2:11 Runtime
Plays: 403

Piggies Alphabet

A boogie-woogie farm ABC song.
2:9 Runtime
Plays: 654

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
1:42 Runtime
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Talk about a time when your child felt like he wasn't included. How did he feel? Use puppets to act out the situation and figure out a way to be included, such as asking to play.
Plays: 229

Spanish Word of the Day: Silla

Rosita teaches us that "silla" means chair.
0:34 Runtime
Plays: 239

Timothy Olyphant: Proud

Timothy Olyphant and Abby talk to friends who feel proud.
1:45 Runtime

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