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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: 1019

Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case

Help Detective Elmo crack the cookie case!
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Solve your own mystery! Place your hand over a picture of someone you and your child know. Slowly remove your hand to partially reveal the image. Can he guess who it is?
Plays: 194

Persistent with David Beckham

Learn about the word "persistent".
6:14 Runtime
Plays: 808

Abby's Sandbox Search

Dig in the sand with Abby to find fun objects!
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Pick your favorite letter from the game, talk about its sound, and list some words that begin with it. Then, go on a hunt around your home to find three more things that start with that letter.
Plays: 835

Jack Black and the Octagon

Jack Black talks about the word "octagon."
1:8 Runtime
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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: 1392

Norah Jones: Don't Know Y

Norah misses her friend, the letter Y.
3:10 Runtime
Plays: 432

Charlize Theron: Jealous

Charlize Theron feels jealous of Abby Cadabby's wings.
2:23 Runtime
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Talk about the word jealous, a strong feeling you have when you want something that someone else has. Together, talk about a time when your child felt jealous and what she did to feel better.
Plays: 147

Abby Draws Letter 1

Abby learns to use a crayon to draw the letter I.
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 313

Grover Finds the Letter A

Grover has to find the letter A.
1:3 Runtime
Plays: 847

Gross Grouch Song

Oscar sings a grouchy song about the letter ?G.?
0:44 Runtime
Plays: 594

ABC en español with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez teaches Elmo how to sing the ABCs in Spanish!
1:17 Runtime
Plays: 657

B. B. King: The Letter B

B.B. King sings about life without "B".
2:26 Runtime
Plays: 214

Emma Stone: Balance

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

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