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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: 303

The Five Ws

Learn about the five ws with this helpful song.
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1:15 Runtime
Plays: 233

Lena Headey: Relax

Lena Headey and Murray calm demonstrate the word Relax.
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2:29 Runtime
Plays: 1165

Rappin' Alphabet

Grover break dances with an alphabet rap.
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2:6 Runtime
Plays: 2608

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
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Rhyming is fun! Ask your child to say a word and then you say another word that ends in the same sounds. Take turns starting and finishing rhymes. How many rhyming pairs can you make?
Plays: 100

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
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0:50 Runtime
Plays: 2669

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
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1:26 Runtime
Plays: 1177

Ian McKellan: Resist

Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster explain the word resist.
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3:17 Runtime
Plays: 649

No Matter What Your Language

Different words can mean the same thing.
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2:0 Runtime
Plays: 590

Lauren Graham: Author

Lauren Graham and Grover demonstrate the word "author."
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1:32 Runtime
Plays: 1069

Trash Gordon: Planet Itch

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
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2:23 Runtime
Plays: 1242

In My Book

Bert explains to Ernie the fun of reading.
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2:5 Runtime
Plays: 438

Cookie's Cookies

Sort the cookies!
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You and your child can play sorting games with everyday objects around your home. Ask your child to sort her toys into different categories, like small and big toys, or hard and soft toys. With practice, your child may be ready to make up her own sorting rules to challenge you.

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