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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: 165

Buzz Aldrin and Alex: Space

Buzz Aldrin talks to Alex about space.
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1:12 Runtime
Plays: 4290

Celebrity Lullabies

Ricky Gervais sings Elmo a lullaby.
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2:53 Runtime
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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: 2334

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
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0:41 Runtime
Plays: 1438

A's Anatomy

Dr. Grover helps to fix a letter A.
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4:7 Runtime
Plays: 2274

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
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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: 650

Timothy Olyphant: Proud

Timothy Olyphant and Abby talk to friends who feel proud.
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1:45 Runtime
Plays: 2146

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
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1:26 Runtime
Plays: 736

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: 924

Animal Soup Alphabet

An animal for every letter of the alphabet.
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1:26 Runtime
Plays: 631

Persistent with David Beckham

Learn about the word "persistent".
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6:14 Runtime
Plays: 1045

Charlize Theron: Jealous

Charlize Theron feels jealous of Abby Cadabby's wings.
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Talk about the word jealous, a strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has. Together, talk about a time when your child felt jealous and what she did to feel better.
Plays: 1507

Alphabet Hunt

Find the letters!
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As you walk around your neighborhood, try to point out different letters you see and talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.

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