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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: 1157

ABC Hungry

Pop the bubbles!
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Each time your child finds the correct letter, ask him to tell you what sound it makes, and together, think of words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 549

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.
Plays: 2395

The Letter G Song

Singing the letter g song
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0:50 Runtime
Plays: 596

Big Bird Rhymes Beep

Big Bird finds things that rhyme with "beep".
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2:1 Runtime
Plays: 1707

Mindy Kaling: Enthusiastic

Mindy Kaling and Elmo explain the word enthusiastic.
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1:58 Runtime
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Together, create an activity calendar for the week, and plan one activity each day that your child is enthusiastic about and can look forward to. Ask him what makes him feel really excited.
Plays: 8699

Pharrell: B is for Book

Pharell sings about the letter B and reading books.
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1:56 Runtime
Plays: 1642

Letter Dance Party

Big Bird and Snuffy are throwing a letter dance party and you’re invited! Practice letter recognition and boogie down with some fun party surprises.
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Help your child learn all about the first letter in her name. Together, say the letter out loud, practice tracing it while making the letter sound, and name different words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 871

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
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After your child traces a letter, talk about the sound it makes. Together, think of a word that begins with that letter and draw a picture! Can you think of more words that start with that letter?
Plays: 1625

Big Bird's Alphabet Track

Trace the letter!
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Go on a letter hunt! Pick a letter and see how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?
Plays: 2630

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
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0:41 Runtime
Plays: 2830

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.
Plays: 177

Buzz Aldrin and Alex: Space

Buzz Aldrin talks to Alex about space.
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1:12 Runtime

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