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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: 174

P is for Prince and Princess

Thumbprints help tell a story about P words.
Literacy
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 2611

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
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1:22 Runtime
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Do an absorption investigation at home! Collect objects such as a tissue, a washcloth, and a rock. Fill a cup with water and predict which objects will absorb (or soak up) water. Test your thinking!
Plays: 1702

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
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1:31 Runtime
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It's fun to make new friends! Use puppets or stuffed animals to act out what your child would do if he wanted to make a new friend! Encourage him to share his name, and ask, "Can I play with you?"
Plays: 836

Sonia Sotomayor: Career

Justice Sotomayor gives Abby career advice.
Literacy
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 1369

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: 465

Albert Pujols: Athlete

Albert Pujols and Grover illustrate what "athlete" means.
Literacy
2:3 Runtime
Plays: 367

Trash Gordon: Planet Spaghetti

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 152

Zoe's Favorite Book

Zoe tells Telly about her favorite book.
Literacy
1:15 Runtime
Plays: 163

Sons of Poetry

The Sons of Poetry circle their bikes to find the perfect rhyme
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5:8 Runtime
Plays: 931

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 1523

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: 439

Spanish Word of the Day: Silla

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

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