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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: 109

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
Literacy
1:40 Runtime
Plays: 3601

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
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2:19 Runtime
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Go on a letter U hunt! See how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?
Plays: 2521

Spanish "G" Word Song

Rosita strums a Spanish "G" song on her guitar.
Literacy
1:16 Runtime
Plays: 2047

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: 2107

A's Anatomy

Dr. Grover helps to fix a letter A.
Literacy
4:7 Runtime
Plays: 2088

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
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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: 230

P is for Prince and Princess

Thumbprints help tell a story about P words.
Literacy
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 273

Lena Headey: Relax

Lena Headey and Murray calm demonstrate the word Relax.
Literacy
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 4747

ABC Hip Hop

Miles sings the alphabet with monsters.
Literacy
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 5148

D: Dance

Dancing to the letter D
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0:35 Runtime
Plays: 3041

Grover's Story Circle

Telling stories while taking turns is a great way to work together… and let creativity fly! Create a silly story with your Sesame Street friends Grover, Abby, Elmo, and Oscar.
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Try creating stories with your child. Write down what she says and read them back to her. Then invite her to illustrate them.
Plays: 1475

Elmo's Brain Games

Elmo's Brain Games
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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.

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