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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: 658

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: 760

Animal Soup Alphabet

An animal for every letter of the alphabet.
Literacy
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 824

Snuffy and Joey Alphabet

Joey helps Snuffy remember the alphabet.
Literacy
2:11 Runtime
Plays: 1613

Melissa McCarthy - Choreographer

Melissa McCarthy, Elmo, and a penguin choreograph a new dance.
Literacy
2:37 Runtime
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Make up your own dance together! Pick your favorite song and make up 3 dance moves. You can even teach your dance to family and friends!
Plays: 539

La La La Letter L

Bert and Ernie sing words that begin with L.
Literacy
1:52 Runtime
Plays: 285

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
Literacy
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 1219

A's Anatomy

Dr. Grover helps to fix a letter A.
Literacy
4:7 Runtime
Plays: 84

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Reinforce

Murray hits Joseph Gordon-Levitt's watch with a mallet.
Literacy
2:11 Runtime
Plays: 6270

The Alphabet with Elmo

India Arie sings the ABC's with Elmo.
Literacy
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: 1602

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
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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: 2437

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: 7961

C Is for Cookie #2

Cookie Monster sings a song about cookies.
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1:28 Runtime
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Help your child find magazine pictures of things that begin with the letter C, such as cars and cookies! Cut out the pictures for him, and then create a letter C collage together.

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