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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: 413

Word on the Street: Subtraction

Murray introduces the word "subtraction".
LiteracyMath
0:30 Runtime
Plays: 154

Yes!

Zoe tells Baby Bear the word of the day.
LiteracySocial Development
0:53 Runtime
Plays: 1726

My Name is Zoe

Zoe spells her name out using blocks.
Literacy
1:32 Runtime
Plays: 1916

Brittany Snow: Friend

Brittany Snow and Elmo explain the word friend.
Literacy
1:31 Runtime
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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: 643

No Matter What Your Language

Different words can mean the same thing.
Literacy
2:0 Runtime
Plays: 1428

Dr. No

A Monsterpiece Theatre presentation
Literacy
3:55 Runtime
Plays: 1480

Grover, Elmo, and the Alphabet

Grover and Elmo recite the alphabet.
Literacy
0:51 Runtime
Plays: 1691

Alphabet Hunt

Find the letters!
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As you walk around your neighborhood, try to point out different letters you see and talk about the sounds they make. Street signs, storefronts, and billboards are great places to look.
Plays: 990

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: 1100

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Fragile

Jesse Tyler Ferguson explains "fragile."
Literacy
1:50 Runtime
Plays: 1043

Letter of the Day: D

Today's letter of the day is D! Dance, dinosaur and daisy all start with the letter D.
Literacy
0:45 Runtime
Plays: 1238

Ginnifer Goodwin: Adventure

Ginnifer Goodwin and Abby explore the world of "adventure."
Literacy
2:2 Runtime
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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!

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