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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: 3032

Outer Space ABCs

Blast off for an alphabet song in outer space!
1:20 Runtime
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: 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: 1450

Sing the ABCs

Animation of two girls singing the alphabet
0:41 Runtime
Plays: 51

D is for Dogs

Woof, woof, the word "dogs" starts with D!
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 1180

Alphabet Rap

Elmo raps the alphabet.
1:28 Runtime
Plays: 466

Abby's Gift Rap

Help Abby wrap her gifts by completing the rhymes.
Help your child make up silly words that rhyme with her name. For example, you might rhyme Carly with darley or starley! How many silly rhyming words can you come up with?
Plays: 4708

S is for Songs with Sia

Sia loves songs so much that she just wrote a song about them!
1:11 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: 1082

Jack Black and the Octagon

Jack Black talks about the word "octagon."
1:8 Runtime
Make octagons! You and your child can create this eight-sided shape by using eight crayons, spoons, or blocks. Each time you make one, count the sides and angles. How many ways can you make octagons?
Plays: 336

Emma Stone: Balance

Emma Stone and Abby Cadabby explore the word "balance."
1:19 Runtime
Plays: 466

Rappin' Alphabet

Grover break dances with an alphabet rap.
2:6 Runtime
Plays: 260

Kellan Lutz - Vibrate

Kellan Lutz shows Cookie Monster different things that vibrate.
2:29 Runtime