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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: 270

Bubble Letters

Pop the bubbles!
Write out all of the letters in your child?s name. Together, talk about the sound that each letter makes.
Plays: 1107

Reading Adventures

Join Elmo and friends as they go on five reading adventures!
These bilingual read-aloud stories teach more than 30 vocabulary words! Together, enter a world of words anytime, anywhere as you read, explore, and tap! Choose a level that's right for your child.
Plays: 395

Lena Horne Sings the Alphabet

Lena Horne sings with the Muppets.
1:37 Runtime
Plays: 25

Street Sign Alphabet

Letters of the alphabet are found outdoors.
1:40 Runtime
Plays: 3952

The Alphabet with Elmo

India Arie sings the ABC's with Elmo.
2:9 Runtime
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: 543

Ian McKellan: Resist

Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster explain the word resist.
3:17 Runtime
Plays: 528

Grover: Disco Alphabet Song

Grover is a disco king.
2:15 Runtime
Plays: 65

Sons of Poetry

The Sons of Poetry circle their bikes to find the perfect rhyme
5:8 Runtime
Plays: 1134

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 520

Trash Gordon: Planet Itch

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
2:23 Runtime
Plays: 432

Ginnifer Goodwin: Adventure

Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby explore the world of "adventure."
2:2 Runtime
Make up an adventure story! With your child, use your imagination to make up a story about an exciting adventure, such as exploring a jungle or swimming with dolphins!
Plays: 495

Trash Gordon: Planet of Shoes

Oscar reads to Slimey about Trash Gordon.
1:49 Runtime