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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: 313

Bumper Cars

Match the letter to a shape to ride the rotten bumper cars!
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Talk about the letter in the game and the sound that it makes. After you give Oscar his trash, go on a hunt around your home to find three more things that start with that letter.
Plays: 2128

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
Literacy
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 1005

Toddler: Keyboard-O-Rama

Press any key to play with Elmo in this game for toddlers.
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Press a letter on the keyboard and listen as Elmo names an object. Ask your child to think of something else that begins with that letter.
Plays: 357

Jimmy Kimmel: Sibling

Jimmy Kimmel explains the word "sibling."
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1:32 Runtime
Plays: 797

Trash Gordon: Planet Wormhole

Oscar reads to slimy about Trash Gordon
Literacy
1:46 Runtime
Plays: 3932

I Love Words

Abby Cadabby sings about words she loves.
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2:38 Runtime
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As you watch the video, encourage your child to say Abby's favorite words aloud when they appear on-screen. After the video is over, ask your child which of those words was his favorite.
Plays: 3575

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y.
Literacy
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 387

Letter of the Day Game Show: G

Cookie Monster has one minute to find three things.
Literacy
2:37 Runtime
Plays: 766

Terry Crews: Artist

Abby and Count help Terry Crews explain the word artist.
Literacy
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 291

Rhyming Day

Grover servers up a rhyme.
Literacy
3:2 Runtime
Plays: 951

Ginnifer Goodwin: Adventure

Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby explore the world of "adventure."
Literacy
2:2 Runtime
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Make up an adventure story! With your child, use your imagination to make up a story about an exciting adventure, such as exploring a jungle or swimming with dolphins!
Plays: 826

Song: J is for Jump

Jump into this song on Sesame Street!
Literacy
1:38 Runtime

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