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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: 3759

Celebrity Lullabies

Ricky Gervais sings Elmo a lullaby.
Literacy
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: 327

Trash Gordon: Triangle Planet

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
Literacy
1:30 Runtime
Plays: 3231

D: Dance

Dancing to the letter D
Literacy
0:35 Runtime
Plays: 895

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 290

Abby Reads to Marco

Abby reads Real People Tales.
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 425

Albert Pujols: Athlete

Albert Pujols and Grover illustrate what "athlete" means.
Literacy
2:3 Runtime
Plays: 2483

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
Literacy
1:22 Runtime
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Do an absorption investigation at home! Collect objects such as a tissue, a washcloth, and a rock. Fill a cup with water and predict which objects will absorb (or soak up) water. Test your thinking!
Plays: 560

Read Me a Story

Big Bird and Zoe ask Maria to read to them.
Literacy
3:28 Runtime
Plays: 143

Sons of Poetry

The Sons of Poetry circle their bikes to find the perfect rhyme
Literacy
5:8 Runtime
Plays: 2302

Word Play

Join your Sesame Street friends as they play together and learn new words!
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These bilingual read-aloud stories teach more than 30 vocabulary words! Discover how kids can learn new words while you play together. Use the “discover words” feature to invite your child to tell the story in his or her own words.
Plays: 377

Kingdom of O

Elmo looks for the Kingdom of E and finds O.
Literacy
4:6 Runtime
Plays: 694

Conan O'Brien: Amphibian

Conan O'Brien talks about the word "amphibian."
Literacy
2:51 Runtime

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