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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: 446

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: 743

Pequeno & Grande

Rosita teaches the words grande and pequeno.
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1:12 Runtime
Plays: 6722

The Alphabet with Elmo

India Arie sings the ABC's with Elmo.
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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: 307

Rhyming Day

Grover servers up a rhyme.
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3:2 Runtime
Plays: 2796

What Makes U So Useful

One Direction sings about the useful letter "U."
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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: 578

Transportation

Zoe Saldana explains the word "transportation."
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1:59 Runtime
Plays: 729

Jumping Rhymes

Abby and Zoe teach Rosita to jump and rhyme!
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Help your child rhyme like Rosita! Explain that words that rhyme end with the same sound. Think of words that rhyme with "fun" and "sun." Then, pick another word and find more rhymes!
Plays: 1183

My Name is Zoe

Zoe spells her name out using blocks.
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1:32 Runtime
Plays: 995

Ginnifer Goodwin: Adventure

Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby explore the world of "adventure."
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2:2 Runtime
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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: 944

Spanish Word of the Day: Salta

Rosita teaches us that "salta" means jump.
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1:11 Runtime
Plays: 888

D is for Dinosaur

Danielle the dinosaur meets friends at the diner!
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1:18 Runtime
Plays: 2508

Anna Kendrick: Absorb

Anna Kendrick, Elmo and Abby explore absorb's definition.
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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!

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