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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: 1826

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
LiteracySocial Development
1:45 Runtime
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Our skin helps us touch and feel things. Touch things around your home such as a carpet, a tiled floor, and different fruits. Talk about how they feel. Are they rough or smooth? Are they hard or soft?
Plays: 1061

B is for Bath

Bathtime is the best time! Water, soap, toys, let's play!
HealthLiteracy
1:3 Runtime
Plays: 1031

Follow Your Curiosity

Abby, Elmo and Buzz ask questions to learn to words.
Literacy
3:26 Runtime
Plays: 810

Eric Stonestreet: Remember

Eric Stonestreet and Abby remember an important list.
Literacy
2:20 Runtime
Plays: 697

Letter of the Day Game Show: G

Cookie Monster has one minute to find three things.
Literacy
2:37 Runtime
Plays: 3269

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
Literacy
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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: 1044

Sonia Sotomayor: Career

Justice Sotomayor gives Abby career advice.
Literacy
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 2667

Patti Labelle: the Alphabet

Patti LaBelle sings the alphabet.
Literacy
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 733

No Matter What Your Language

Different words can mean the same thing.
Literacy
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 667

Elmo's Brain Games

Elmo's Brain Games
Literacy
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TIP: Help your child build their memory, attention to detail, and flexible thinking with mini scavenger hunts. You can ask them to find all the things in a room or space that are a certain color or a certain shape.
Plays: 2030

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
Literacy
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: 1035

Spanish Word of the Day: Familia

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

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