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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: 935

Animal Soup Alphabet

An animal for every letter of the alphabet.
Literacy
1:26 Runtime
Plays: 4421

Celebrity Lullabies

Ricky Gervais sings Elmo a lullaby.
Literacy
2:53 Runtime
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Search for things around your home that begin with the letter N. You might find a newspaper, napkin, or noodles. To help your child get started, encourage him to point to his nose!
Plays: 2381

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
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0:41 Runtime
Plays: 2361

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: 982

Forest Whitaker: Imagination

Forest Whitaker and Count von Count illustrate "imagination."
Literacy
2:1 Runtime
Plays: 5477

Outer Space ABCs

Blast off for an alphabet song in outer space!
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1:20 Runtime
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Go on a letter hunt! Pick a letter and see how many times you can find it as an uppercase letter and as a lowercase letter. Signs, store windows, and books are great places to look!
Plays: 1702

Amy Ryan - Paleontologist

Elmo and Amy Ryan pretend to be paleontologists.
Literacy
1:25 Runtime
Plays: 1635

Viola Davis: Fiesta

Viola Davis and Elmo learn that "fiesta" means party in Spanish.
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1:36 Runtime
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It's fiesta time! Help your child plan a party for her stuffed animals. Make a list of the animals she'd like to invite, create decorations, and think of some games you can play during the fiesta.
Plays: 565

No Matter What Your Language

Different words can mean the same thing.
Literacy
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 141

Yes!

Zoe tells Baby Bear the word of the day.
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0:53 Runtime
Plays: 959

ABC Hungry

Pop the bubbles!
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Each time your child finds the correct letter, ask him to tell you what sound it makes, and together, think of words that begin with that letter.
Plays: 198

Sons of Poetry

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

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