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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: 1125

Trash Gordon: Planet Wormhole

Oscar reads to slimy about Trash Gordon
Literacy
1:46 Runtime
Plays: 766

Read Me a Story

Big Bird and Zoe ask Maria to read to them.
Literacy
3:28 Runtime
Plays: 1693

Show Me a Sign

The letters of the alphabet in sign language
Literacy
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 1831

Amy Ryan - Paleontologist

Elmo and Amy Ryan pretend to be paleontologists.
Literacy
1:25 Runtime
Plays: 2884

Word Play

Join your Sesame Street friends as they play together and learn new words!
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These bilingual read-aloud stories teach more than 30 vocabulary words! Discover how kids can learn new words while you play together. Use the “discover words” feature to invite your child to tell the story in his or her own words.
Plays: 825

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
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After your child traces a letter, talk about the sound it makes. Together, think of a word that begins with that letter and draw a picture! Can you think of more words that start with that letter?
Plays: 937

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y, and sings a song with Elmo about it.
Literacy
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 179

Rhyme Time Poem

A song about rhyming. It's Rhyme Time! Can you rhyme?
Literacy
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 993

Lena Horne Sings the Alphabet

Lena Horne sings with the Muppets.
Literacy
1:37 Runtime
Plays: 1799

Alphabet Town

You can see the alphabet all around town.
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2:10 Runtime
Plays: 996

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: 582

Albert Pujols: Athlete

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

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