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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: 99

Bert and Sleeping Beauty

Bert wakes Sleeping Beauty.
2:54 Runtime
Plays: 171

Word on the Street: Subtraction

Murray introduces the word "subtraction".
0:30 Runtime
Plays: 314

No Matter What Your Language

Different words can mean the same thing.
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 3934

Letter of the Day: A

Get up, get down to the letter of the day with Elmo and friends!
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 187

Abby Draws Letter 1

Abby learns to use a crayon to draw the letter I.
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 2366

Celebrity Lullabies

Ricky Gervais sings Elmo a lullaby.
2:53 Runtime
Search for things around your home that begin with the letter N. You might find a newspaper, napkin, or noodles. To help your child get started, encourage him to point to his nose!
Plays: 1167

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 42

P is for Prince and Princess

Thumbprints help tell a story about P words.
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 462

The Words Song

Discover that words are here, there, and everywhere.
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 625

Words Are Everywhere

Explore and find words to add to your collection!
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: 889

B. B. King: The Letter B

B.B. King sings about life without "B".
2:26 Runtime
Plays: 708

ABC en español with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez teaches Elmo how to sing the ABCs in Spanish!
1:17 Runtime