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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: 1547

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: 1073

ABCs of the Swamp

Kermit sings the alphabet in the swamp.
Literacy
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 921

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: 669

Charlize Theron: Jealous

Charlize Theron feels jealous of Abby Cadabby's wings.
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Talk about the word jealous, a strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has. Together, talk about a time when your child felt jealous and what she did to feel better.
Plays: 1255

Patti Labelle: the Alphabet

Patti LaBelle sings the alphabet.
Literacy
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 56

Hand Painted: T is for Turkey

An artist paints a turkey on his hand.
Literacy
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 542

John Cho: Sturdy

Abby and John Cho demonstrate the word "sturdy."
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1:47 Runtime
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Build a sturdy house for a stuffed animal! Use materials such as paper, cardboard, and blocks, and see which material is the strongest and makes a house that won't fall apart!
Plays: 721

Ian McKellan: Resist

Ian McKellan and Cookie Monster explain the word resist.
Literacy
3:17 Runtime
Plays: 1421

C Is for Cookie

Cookie Monster sings about the letter C.
Literacy
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 947

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: 1604

Halle Berry: Nibble

Elmo and Halle Berry demonstrate the word ?nibble?.
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2:48 Runtime
Plays: 173

H is for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with pumpkins, costumes and the letter H!
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1:25 Runtime

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