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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: 396

Spanish Word of the Day: Familia

Rosita explains that the word "familia" means family.
0:55 Runtime
Plays: 43

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 399

Song: J is for Jump

Jump into this song on Sesame Street!
1:38 Runtime
Plays: 410

Conan O'Brien: Amphibian

Conan O'Brien talks about the word "amphibian."
2:51 Runtime
Plays: 543

Ian McKellan: Resist

Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster explain the word resist.
3:17 Runtime
Plays: 25

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
1:40 Runtime
Plays: 237

Kingdom of O

Elmo looks for the Kingdom of E and finds O.
4:6 Runtime
Plays: 177

Paul Rudd: Brilliant

Paul Rudd and Grover show brilliant.
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 460

How Fun a Book

A song about the adventures you can take in a book!
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 809

African Alphabet

Kermit and a Zulu tribe sing an alphabet song.
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 525

Trash Gordon: Planet Wormhole

Oscar reads to slimy about Trash Gordon
1:46 Runtime
Plays: 275

Lauren Graham: Author

Lauren Graham and Grover demonstrate the word "author."
1:32 Runtime