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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: 1027

Bubble Letters

Pop the bubbles!
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Write out all of the letters in your child?s name. Together, talk about the sound that each letter makes.
Plays: 75

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
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1:40 Runtime
Plays: 5016

I Love Words

Abby Cadabby sings about words she loves.
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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: 580

Lauren Graham: Author

Lauren Graham and Grover demonstrate the word "author."
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1:32 Runtime
Plays: 993

Lena Horne Sings the Alphabet

Lena Horne sings with the Muppets.
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1:37 Runtime
Plays: 2201

Jack Black and the Octagon

Jack Black talks about the word "octagon."
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1:8 Runtime
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Make octagons! You and your child can create this eight-sided shape by using eight crayons, spoons, or blocks. Each time you make one, count the sides and angles. How many ways can you make octagons?
Plays: 1241

Ginnifer Goodwin: Adventure

Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby explore the world of "adventure."
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2:2 Runtime
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Make up an adventure story! With your child, use your imagination to make up a story about an exciting adventure, such as exploring a jungle or swimming with dolphins!
Plays: 418

Abby Draws Letter 1

Abby learns to use a crayon to draw the letter I.
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2:22 Runtime
Plays: 8115

The Alphabet with Elmo

India Arie sings the ABC's with Elmo.
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2:9 Runtime
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Walk around your neighborhood and point out different letters you see. Talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.
Plays: 1216

Matt Kemp - Attach

Abby attaches different things to Matt Kemp's baseball jersey.
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1:36 Runtime
Plays: 1803

Words Are Everywhere

Explore and find words to add to your collection!
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Be word collectors at home! Choose a color or a shape, then challenge your child to look for things of that color or shape. Create your own word collection; write down new words your child learns.
Plays: 1911

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.

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