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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: 1397

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
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: 235

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: 692

Letters to Big Bird

Learn letters with Big Bird.
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Count the number of things in the game that begin with the same letter. Then, ask your child to think of other words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 1041

Rhyme Time!

Drive the train and help conductor Grover collect rhyming words!
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Rhyming is fun! Ask your child to say a word and then you say another word that ends in the same sounds. Take turns starting and finishing rhymes. How many rhyming pairs can you make?
Plays: 357

Spanish Word of the Day: Familia

Rosita explains that the word "familia" means family.
0:55 Runtime
Plays: 34

Mark Ruffalo: Empathy

Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy."
2:28 Runtime
Plays: 537

Oscar's Letter of the Day: S

Oscar and Slimey talk about the letter S.
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 1323

V Violin Song

Cookie Monster sings about the letter V.
0:49 Runtime
Plays: 495

Toddler: Keyboard-O-Rama

Press any key to play with Elmo in this game for toddlers.
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Press a letter on the keyboard and listen as Elmo names an object. Ask your child to think of something else that begins with that letter.
Plays: 754

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
1:42 Runtime
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Talk about a time when your child felt like he wasn't included. How did he feel? Use puppets to act out the situation and figure out a way to be included, such as asking to play.
Plays: 290

No Matter What Your Language

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

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