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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: 831

African Alphabet

Kermit and a Zulu tribe sing an alphabet song.
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 120

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 4104

Pharrell: B is for Book

Pharell sings about the letter B and reading books.
1:56 Runtime
Plays: 35

Mark Ruffalo: Empathy

Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy."
2:28 Runtime
Plays: 724

Grover, Elmo, and the Alphabet

Grover and Elmo recite the alphabet.
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 1149

Abby's Sandbox Search

Dig in the sand with Abby to find fun objects!
Pick your favorite letter from the game, talk about its sound, and list some words that begin with it. Then, go on a hunt around your home to find three more things that start with that letter.
Plays: 942

Eva Longoria: Exquisite

Eva Longoria shows us "exquisite."
1:15 Runtime
Plays: 3063

Outer Space ABCs

Blast off for an alphabet song in outer space!
1:20 Runtime
Go on a letter hunt! Pick a letter and see how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter and as a lowercase letter. Signs, store windows, and books are great places to look!
Plays: 631

Letter V Salesman

Grover tries to sell the letter V.
1:58 Runtime
Plays: 148

Telly Is Cold

Telly makes the word "cold."
1:4 Runtime
Plays: 748

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
1:45 Runtime
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: 600

Toddler: Keyboard-O-Rama

Press any key to play with Elmo in this game for toddlers.
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.