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Reading & Language

Preschooler Activities & Games

These activities from PBS KIDS help preschoolers learn about the alphabet and printed words while also developing their language skills. They also feature the PBS KIDS TV characters that young children love. Most young children will need help with these activities from a parent or older sibling.

Arthur: Arthur’s Songbook
Your preschooler can sing along with Arthur to all of her favorite Arthur songs!

Between the Lions: Fuzzy Lion Ears
Listen closely to each word and choose the missing letter to spell the word.

Between the Lions: Monkey Match
Turn over the coconuts to find letters or objects that go together.

Between the Lions: Word Play
Your child can click on a word and watch it act out its meaning.

Caillou: Spell with Caillou
Join Caillou as he spells different words using the letters on his blocks.

Curious George: Monkey Moves
Get your little monkey moving by learning how to follow directions.

Sesame Street: Elmo’s World Books
Choose a story and create its illustrations with Elmo.

Sesame Street: Cookie Monster’s Alphabet Soup
Choose noodles shaped like letters to help Cookie Monster make words and sentences.

Super WHY!: Storybook Creator
Read along with your favorite characters and change some parts of the story.

Super WHY!: Rhyme and Roll
Help Super Red get to her grandmother’s house by choosing words that rhyme.

Word World: Alphabet Falls
Move your mouse to help Duck catch the correct upper- and lowercase letters as they come down the waterfall.

Word World: Dog’s Letter Pit
Help Dog make words by finding letters according to their sounds.

Use the PBS Parents Activity Search to find more reading and writing projects, games and stories.

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