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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: 358

Bill Hader: Grouchy

Bill Hader, Murray, and Elmo explains the word grouchy.
2:26 Runtime
Plays: 987

Patti Labelle: the Alphabet

Patti LaBelle sings the alphabet.
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 462

How Fun a Book

A song about the adventures you can take in a book!
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 1291

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
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: 2882

I Love Words

Abby Cadabby sings about words she loves.
2:38 Runtime
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: 8316

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: 426

Jumping Rhymes

Abby and Zoe teach Rosita to jump and rhyme!
Help your child rhyme like Rosita! Explain that words that rhyme end with the same sound. Think of words that rhyme with "fun" and "sun." Then, pick another word and find more rhymes!
Plays: 6219

ABC en español with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez teaches Elmo how to sing the ABCs in Spanish!
1:17 Runtime
Plays: 25

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
1:40 Runtime
Plays: 383

Grover Finds the Letter A

Grover has to find the letter A.
1:3 Runtime
Plays: 448

Aziz Ansari: Ridiculous

Aziz Ansari and Grover explain the word ridiculous.
1:42 Runtime
Plays: 1190

Alphabet Rap

Elmo raps the alphabet.
1:28 Runtime