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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: 5680

Celebrity Lullabies

Ricky Gervais sings Elmo a lullaby.
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Search for things around your home that begin with the letter N. You might find a newspaper, napkin, or noodles. To help your child get started, encourage him to point to his nose!
Plays: 341

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
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0:50 Runtime
Plays: 2662

Words Are Everywhere

Explore and find words to add to your collection!
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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: 252

Sons of Poetry

The Sons of Poetry circle their bikes to find the perfect rhyme
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5:8 Runtime
Plays: 1155

John Cho: Sturdy

Abby and John Cho demonstrate the word "sturdy."
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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: 1898

Tiki Barber: Quest

Tiki Barber undertakes a quest.
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1:19 Runtime
Plays: 1194

Going to the Library

A song about going to the library
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2:9 Runtime
Plays: 766

Lauren Graham: Author

Lauren Graham and Grover demonstrate the word "author."
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1:32 Runtime
Plays: 2056

Kristen Bell - Splatter

Abby and Elmo splatter paint on Kristen Bell.
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1:44 Runtime
Plays: 3546

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
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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: 1646

In My Book

Bert explains to Ernie the fun of reading.
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2:5 Runtime
Plays: 2565

Big Bird's Alphabet Track

Trace the letter!
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Go on a letter hunt! Pick a letter and see how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?

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