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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: 995

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.
Plays: 459

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: 602

Jumping Rhymes

Abby and Zoe teach Rosita to jump and rhyme!
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Help your child rhyme like Rosita! Explain that words that rhyme end with the same sound. Think of words that rhyme with "fun" and "sun." Then, pick another word and find more rhymes!
Plays: 2162

Things that Rhyme with Mando

Mando and friends sing about Spanish words that rhyme with Mando
Literacy
2:31 Runtime
Plays: 7800

ABC en español with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez teaches Elmo how to sing the ABCs in Spanish!
Literacy
1:17 Runtime
Plays: 374

Albert Pujols: Athlete

Albert Pujols and Grover illustrate what "athlete" means.
Literacy
2:3 Runtime
Plays: 683

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: 1438

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: 190

D is for Dress-Up

Dress up as things that start with D like diver or dentist!
Literacy
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 2609

B is for Bedtime with Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross gets ready for bed with things that start with B!
Literacy
1:21 Runtime
Plays: 553

Follow Your Curiosity

Abby, Elmo and Buzz ask questions to learn to words.
Literacy
3:26 Runtime
Plays: 640

Pequeno & Grande

Rosita teaches the words grande and pequeno.
Literacy
1:12 Runtime

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