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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: 294

Abby Reads to Marco

Abby reads Real People Tales.
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 1319

Words Are Everywhere

Explore and find words to add to your collection!
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Be word collectors at home! Choose a color or a shape, then challenge your child to look for things of that color or shape. Create your own word collection; write down new words your child learns.
Plays: 569

Read Me a Story

Big Bird and Zoe ask Maria to read to them.
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3:28 Runtime
Plays: 445

Bumper Cars

Match the letter to a shape to ride the rotten bumper cars!
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Talk about the letter in the game and the sound that it makes. After you give Oscar his trash, go on a hunt around your home to find three more things that start with that letter.
Plays: 89

Antonio Talks About Reading

Antonio talks about Goldilocks & the 3 Bears.
Literacy
0:53 Runtime
Plays: 951

Oscar's Letter of the Day: S

Oscar and Slimey talk about the letter S.
Literacy
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 1127

How Fun a Book

A song about the adventures you can take in a book!
Literacy
0:56 Runtime
Plays: 1266

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
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Our skin helps us touch and feel things. Touch things around your home such as a carpet, a tiled floor, and different fruits. Talk about how they feel. Are they rough or smooth? Are they hard or soft?
Plays: 636

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: 663

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y, and sings a song with Elmo about it.
Literacy
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 903

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 1297

Mila Kunis: Include

Mila Kunis talks about being included.
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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.

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