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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: 936

Eva Longoria: Exquisite

Eva Longoria shows us "exquisite."
1:15 Runtime
Plays: 671

My Name is Zoe

Zoe spells her name out using blocks.
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 460

The Words Song

Discover that words are here, there, and everywhere.
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 227

Cobie Smulders: Courteous

Cobie Smulders and Grover demonstrate the word "courteous."
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 1076

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
1:31 Runtime
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: 1896

Z Zebra Song

Elmo sings about the letter Z.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 1622

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
1:22 Runtime
Do an absorption investigation at home! Collect objects such as a tissue, a washcloth, and a rock. Fill a cup with water and predict which objects will absorb (or soak up) water. Test your thinking!
Plays: 190

Johnny Galecki: Transform

Johnny Galecki explains the word "transform."
1:44 Runtime
Plays: 440

In the Nick of Rhyme

It's super rhyme time with Super Grover!
Help your child rhyme like Super Grover! Try to remember some of the objects from the game and see if you can think of another word that ends in the same sound.
Plays: 868

Viola Davis: Fiesta

Viola Davis and Elmo learn that "fiesta" means party in Spanish.
1:36 Runtime
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: 557

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 1539

Things that Rhyme with Mando

Mando and friends sing about Spanish words that rhyme with Mando
2:31 Runtime