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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: 3252

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
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1:22 Runtime
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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: 2328

Jack Black and the Octagon

Jack Black talks about the word "octagon."
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1:8 Runtime
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Make octagons! You and your child can create this eight-sided shape by using eight crayons, spoons, or blocks. Each time you make one, count the sides and angles. How many ways can you make octagons?
Plays: 1291

Monster Clubhouse: Alphabet

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
Literacy
6:1 Runtime
Plays: 63

G is for Grandparents

G is for grandparents. They are great!
Literacy
1:5 Runtime
Plays: 1966

Words Are Everywhere

Explore and find words to add to your collection!
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Be word collectors at home! Choose a color or a shape, then challenge your child to look for things of that color or shape. Create your own word collection; write down new words your child learns.
Plays: 757

Kellan Lutz - Vibrate

Kellan Lutz shows Cookie Monster different things that vibrate.
Literacy
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 2858

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: 3135

Word Play

Join your Sesame Street friends as they play together and learn new words!
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These bilingual read-aloud stories teach more than 30 vocabulary words! Discover how kids can learn new words while you play together. Use the “discover words” feature to invite your child to tell the story in his or her own words.
Plays: 3155

Circus Alphabet

A circus shows the letters of the alphabet.
Literacy
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 506

Rhyming Day

Grover servers up a rhyme.
Literacy
3:2 Runtime
Plays: 1742

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.

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