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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: 1645

I Love Words

Abby Cadabby sings about words she loves.
2:38 Runtime
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As you watch the video, encourage your child to say Abby's favorite words aloud when they appear on-screen. After the video is over, ask your child which of those words was his favorite.
Plays: 186

Ricky Gervais: Stumble

Grover stumbles over Ricky Gervais.
0:43 Runtime
Plays: 418

Trash Gordon: Planet Wormhole

Oscar reads to slimy about Trash Gordon
1:46 Runtime
Plays: 15

Buzz Aldrin and Alex: Space

Buzz Aldrin talks to Alex about space.
1:12 Runtime
Plays: 148

Jimmy Kimmel: Sibling

Jimmy Kimmel explains the word "sibling."
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 479

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 652

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
1:42 Runtime
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Talk about a time when your child felt like he wasn't included. How did he feel? Use puppets to act out the situation and figure out a way to be included, such as asking to play.
Plays: 210

Persistent with David Beckham

Learn about the word "persistent".
6:14 Runtime
Plays: 973

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
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: 30

Mark Ruffalo: Empathy

Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy."
2:28 Runtime
Plays: 590

African Alphabet

Kermit and a Zulu tribe sing an alphabet song.
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 5

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

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

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