Elmo and a young boy read a book together.

Language and Literacy

Language is a key part of early childhood education and helps lay the foundation for success in school.

Sesame Street friend Buzz Word Explains Why Language Is Important

By talking to—and listening to—kids, we help them learn how to make choices, solve problems, and express themselves.

Language and Literacy Subtopics

Explore further and help spark a love of language.

A mother reads to her two daughters with Abby Cadabby.


Reading together opens doors to new and exciting worlds. Helping children learn to read and nurturing a love of reading helps prepare them to succeed in school…and in life!

Two parents read to their children with Elmo at a library.


Explore the many ways to expand and grow a child’s vocabulary.

Two young children look through googles they've made by forming rings with their index fingers and thumbs.
Featured Course
Building a Reader

An interactive course that explores key literacy goals, strategies, and activities to support learning around language and literacy in children ages 2-5.

Ages 5–6
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Featured Podcast
Words Are Here, There, and Everywhere
A rich bank of vocabulary lays a strong foundation for language and literacy skills… setting children up for school success. And opportunities to “collect words” and build a love of reading and storytelling really are everywhere!
Abby and a girl playing.

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