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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: 1894

Z Zebra Song

Elmo sings about the letter Z.
0:50 Runtime
Plays: 522

Pequeno & Grande

Rosita teaches the words grande and pequeno.
1:12 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: 531

Piggies Alphabet

A boogie-woogie farm ABC song.
2:9 Runtime
Plays: 613

Words Are Everywhere

Explore and find words to add to your collection!
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: 2369

Super Grover with a G

Super Grover sings about the greatness of the letter ?G?.
1:21 Runtime
Plays: 764

Spanish Word of the Day: Salta

Rosita teaches us that "salta" means jump.
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 598

Oscar's Letter of the Day: S

Oscar and Slimey talk about the letter S.
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 356

Bill Hader: Grouchy

Bill Hader, Murray, and Elmo explains the word grouchy.
2:26 Runtime
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: 348

Eric Stonestreet: Remember

Eric Stonestreet and Abby remember an important list.
2:20 Runtime
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?