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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: 2794

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
Literacy
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 347

Telly Is Cold

Telly makes the word "cold."
Literacy
1:4 Runtime
Plays: 438

Trash Gordon: Planet Spaghetti

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 17512

Sesame Street Alphabet

All of the Sesame Street muppets sing a new alphabet song!
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Go on a neighborhood letter hunt! Point out different letters you see and talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.
Plays: 1621

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
LiteracySocial Development
1:45 Runtime
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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: 2476

Reading Adventures

Join Elmo and friends as they go on five reading adventures!
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These bilingual read-aloud stories teach more than 30 vocabulary words! Together, enter a world of words anytime, anywhere as you read, explore, and tap! Choose a level that's right for your child.
Plays: 4109

Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case

Help Detective Elmo crack the cookie case!
LiteracyLogic and Reasoning
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Solve your own mystery! Place your hand over a picture of someone you and your child know. Slowly remove your hand to partially reveal the image. Can he guess who it is?
Plays: 1797

Alphabet Town

You can see the alphabet all around town.
Literacy
2:10 Runtime
Plays: 4758

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y.
Literacy
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 1726

My Name is Zoe

Zoe spells her name out using blocks.
Literacy
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 2732

Abby's Sandbox Search

Dig in the sand with Abby to find fun objects!
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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.

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