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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: 888

Charlize Theron: Jealous

Charlize Theron feels jealous of Abby Cadabby's wings.
Literacy
2:23 Runtime
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Talk about the word jealous, a strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has. Together, talk about a time when your child felt jealous and what she did to feel better.
Plays: 1214

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: 1798

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: 989

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: 279

Bert's Hat

Bert can't decide which hat to wear.
Literacy
1:27 Runtime
Plays: 297

Abby Draws Letter 1

Abby learns to use a crayon to draw the letter I.
Literacy
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 635

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y, and sings a song with Elmo about it.
Literacy
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 279

Abby Reads to Marco

Abby reads Real People Tales.
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 84

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Reinforce

Murray hits Joseph Gordon-Levitt's watch with a mallet.
Literacy
2:11 Runtime
Plays: 2206

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: 1360

Alphabet Town

You can see the alphabet all around town.
Literacy
2:10 Runtime
Plays: 1301

Ruben Studdard: Soul Alphabet

Elmo and Ruben sing the alphabet song.
Literacy
2:13 Runtime

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