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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: 389

ABC Hungry

Pop the bubbles!
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: 186

Letter G Game

Grover hosts the Letter G Game.
2:6 Runtime
Plays: 1450

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
0:41 Runtime
Plays: 1075

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
1:31 Runtime
It's fun to make new friends! Use puppets or stuffed animals to act out what your child would do if he wanted to make a new friend! Encourage him to share his name, and ask, "Can I play with you?"
Plays: 743

Lupita Nyong'o: Skin

Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo explain the word skin.
1:45 Runtime
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: 599

Oscar's Letter of the Day: S

Oscar and Slimey talk about the letter S.
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 2869

I Love Words

Abby Cadabby sings about words she loves.
2:38 Runtime
As you watch the video, encourage your child to say Abby's favorite words aloud when they appear on-screen. After the video is over, ask your child which of those words was his favorite.
Plays: 809

African Alphabet

Kermit and a Zulu tribe sing an alphabet song.
1:53 Runtime
Plays: 1575

Circus Alphabet

A circus shows the letters of the alphabet.
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 990

Melissa McCarthy - Choreographer

Melissa McCarthy, Elmo, and a penguin choreograph a new dance.
2:37 Runtime
Make up your own dance together! Pick your favorite song and make up 3 dance moves. You can even teach your dance to family and friends!
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: 171

Word on the Street: Subtraction

Murray introduces the word "subtraction".
0:30 Runtime