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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: 1134

ABCs of the Swamp

Kermit sings the alphabet in the swamp.
Literacy
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 2270

Story Book Builder

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As you create these stories with your child, ask him how he might feel in each situation and why. Describe how you would feel in the same situation. Maybe it's the same, maybe it's different.
Plays: 2175

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
Literacy
2:19 Runtime
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Go on a letter U hunt! See how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter. How many times can you find it as a lowercase letter?
Plays: 703

Charlize Theron: Jealous

Charlize Theron feels jealous of Abby Cadabby's wings.
Literacy
2:23 Runtime
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Talk about the word jealous, a strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has. Together, talk about a time when your child felt jealous and what she did to feel better.
Plays: 528

Follow Your Curiosity

Abby, Elmo and Buzz ask questions to learn to words.
Literacy
3:26 Runtime
Plays: 421

Spanish Word of the Day: Feliz

Feliz means happy in Spanish.
Literacy
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 10275

Sesame Street Alphabet

All of the Sesame Street muppets sing a new alphabet song!
Literacy
2:37 Runtime
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Go on a neighborhood letter hunt! Point out different letters you see and talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.
Plays: 440

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
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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?
Plays: 562

Jumping Rhymes

Abby and Zoe teach Rosita to jump and rhyme!
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Help your child rhyme like Rosita! Explain that words that rhyme end with the same sound. Think of words that rhyme with "fun" and "sun." Then, pick another word and find more rhymes!
Plays: 306

Big Bird Rhymes Beep

Big Bird finds things that rhyme with "beep".
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 472

Bill Hader: Grouchy

Bill Hader, Murray, and Elmo explains the word grouchy.
Literacy
2:26 Runtime

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