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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: 3370

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
Literacy
0:41 Runtime
Plays: 1128

The Five Ws

Learn about the five ws with this helpful song.
Literacy
1:15 Runtime
Plays: 862

Kingdom of O

Elmo looks for the Kingdom of E and finds O.
Literacy
4:6 Runtime
Plays: 1356

Going to the Library

A song about going to the library
Literacy
2:9 Runtime
Plays: 171

Song: Letter M Day

A song about a funny "m" day
Literacy
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 1921

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
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1:42 Runtime
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Talk about a time when your child felt like he wasn't included. How did he feel? Use puppets to act out the situation and figure out a way to be included, such as asking to play.
Plays: 1229

John Cho: Sturdy

Abby and John Cho demonstrate the word "sturdy."
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1:47 Runtime
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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: 2508

Ruben Studdard: Soul Alphabet

Elmo and Ruben sing the alphabet song.
Literacy
2:13 Runtime
Plays: 2195

Viola Davis: Fiesta

Viola Davis and Elmo learn that "fiesta" means party in Spanish.
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1:36 Runtime
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It's fiesta time! Help your child plan a party for her stuffed animals. Make a list of the animals she'd like to invite, create decorations, and think of some games you can play during the fiesta.
Plays: 633

Trash Gordon: Planet Spaghetti

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 1803

Oscar's Letter of the Day: S

Oscar and Slimey talk about the letter S.
Literacy
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 1304

Spanish Word of the Day: Familia

Rosita explains that the word "familia" means family.
Literacy
0:55 Runtime

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