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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: 435

John Cho: Sturdy

Abby and John Cho demonstrate the word "sturdy."
1:47 Runtime
Build a sturdy house for a stuffed animal! Use materials such as paper, cardboard, and blocks, and see which material is the strongest and makes a house that won't fall apart!
Plays: 191

Johnny Galecki: Transform

Johnny Galecki explains the word "transform."
1:44 Runtime
Plays: 294

Spanish Word of the Day: Silla

Rosita teaches us that "silla" means chair.
0:34 Runtime
Plays: 1140

Reading Adventures

Join Elmo and friends as they go on five reading adventures!
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: 821

Show Me a Sign

The letters of the alphabet in sign language
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 629

Letter V Salesman

Grover tries to sell the letter V.
1:58 Runtime
Plays: 120

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 425

Cookie Eats the Letter O

Cookie Monster shows us the letter of the day.
1:21 Runtime
Plays: 629

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: 53

D is for Dogs

Woof, woof, the word "dogs" starts with D!
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 8350

ABCs of Moving You w/ Usher

Usher sings an active song about the ABC's.
1:40 Runtime
Make letters with your body! Try making a C, an L, and a P!
Plays: 626

The African Animal Box

African animal alphabet song
2:29 Runtime