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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.

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Bumper Cars

Match the letter to a shape to ride the rotten bumper cars!
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Talk about the letter in the game and the sound that it makes. After you give Oscar his trash, go on a hunt around your home to find three more things that start with that letter.
Plays: 312

Everybody Loves the Letter Z

Things that begins with Z
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2:40 Runtime
Plays: 3108

African Alphabet

Kermit and a Zulu tribe sing an alphabet song.
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1:53 Runtime
Plays: 15740

S is for Songs with Sia

Sia loves songs so much that she just wrote a song about them!
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1:11 Runtime
Plays: 324

Lena Headey: Relax

Lena Headey and Murray calm demonstrate the word Relax.
Literacy
2:29 Runtime
Plays: 197

Mark Ruffalo: Empathy

Mark Ruffalo and Murray talk about the word "Empathy."
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2:28 Runtime
Plays: 3211

Cookie's Cookies

Sort the cookies!
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You and your child can play sorting games with everyday objects around your home. Ask your child to sort her toys into different categories, like small and big toys, or hard and soft toys. With practice, your child may be ready to make up her own sorting rules to challenge you.
Plays: 2383

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
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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: 1463

Snuffy's Letter Car

Trace the letter!
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After your child traces a letter, talk about the sound it makes. Together, think of a word that begins with that letter and draw a picture! Can you think of more words that start with that letter?
Plays: 7211

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: 2309

Amy Ryan - Paleontologist

Elmo and Amy Ryan pretend to be paleontologists.
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1:25 Runtime
Plays: 1028

No Matter What Your Language

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

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