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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: 538

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: 716

Animal Soup Alphabet

An animal for every letter of the alphabet.
Literacy
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 633

ABC Hungry

Pop the bubbles!
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Each time your child finds the correct letter, ask him to tell you what sound it makes, and together, think of words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 2080

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
Literacy
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 440

No Matter What Your Language

Different words can mean the same thing.
Literacy
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 1556

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
Literacy
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: 1774

Patti Labelle: the Alphabet

Patti LaBelle sings the alphabet.
Literacy
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 1264

It's Hot!

Elmo and Rosita spell the word "hot."
Literacy
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 1976

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
Literacy
0:41 Runtime
Plays: 923

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.
Plays: 1428

African Alphabet

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

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