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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: 820

African Alphabet

Kermit and a Zulu tribe sing an alphabet song.
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 277

Lauren Graham: Author

Lauren Graham and Grover demonstrate the word "author."
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 888

B. B. King: The Letter B

B.B. King sings about life without "B".
2:26 Runtime
Plays: 627

Letter V Salesman

Grover tries to sell the letter V.
1:58 Runtime
Plays: 396

Lena Horne Sings the Alphabet

Lena Horne sings with the Muppets.
1:37 Runtime
Plays: 617

The African Animal Box

African animal alphabet song
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 980

Amy Ryan - Paleontologist

Elmo and Amy Ryan pretend to be paleontologists.
1:25 Runtime
Plays: 786

Alphabet Town

You can see the alphabet all around town.
2:10 Runtime
Plays: 1624

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
1:22 Runtime
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: 529

Trash Gordon: Planet Wormhole

Oscar reads to slimy about Trash Gordon
1:46 Runtime
Plays: 535

Grover: Disco Alphabet Song

Grover is a disco king.
2:15 Runtime
Plays: 364

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
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?