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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: 2300

Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case

Help Detective Elmo crack the cookie case!
LiteracyLogic and Reasoning
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Solve your own mystery! Place your hand over a picture of someone you and your child know. Slowly remove your hand to partially reveal the image. Can he guess who it is?
Plays: 1661

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
Literacy
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 257

Trash Gordon: Triangle Planet

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:30 Runtime
Plays: 320

Spanish Word of the Day: Silla

Rosita teaches us that "silla" means chair.
Literacy
0:34 Runtime
Plays: 265

Big Bird Rhymes Beep

Big Bird finds things that rhyme with "beep".
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 223

Bert's Hat

Bert can't decide which hat to wear.
Literacy
1:27 Runtime
Plays: 765

The African Animal Box

African animal alphabet song
Literacy
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 631

Trash Gordon: Planet of Shoes

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:49 Runtime
Plays: 404

Eric Stonestreet: Remember

Eric Stonestreet and Abby remember an important list.
Literacy
2:20 Runtime
Plays: 696

Toddler: Keyboard-O-Rama

Press any key to play with Elmo in this game for toddlers.
Literacy
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Press a letter on the keyboard and listen as Elmo names an object. Ask your child to think of something else that begins with that letter.
Plays: 853

Alphabet Hunt

Find the letters!
Literacy
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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: 839

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
LiteracySocial Development
1:45 Runtime
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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?

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