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Reading & Language

Toddler Activities & Games

These activities from PBS KIDS will help your toddler develop basic concepts, such as counting and shape recognition, as well as visual and motor skills related to learning to read and write. Your toddler will love doing these activities featuring PBS KIDS TV characters with a parent or older sibling. Remember that toddlers may only be able to work on activities for a few minutes, so keep sessions short.

Berenstain Bears: Pack a Picnic
Help Mama, Brother, Sister, and Papa gather the items that the Bear family members need for their picnic.

Caillou: Dress Caillou
You and your toddler can help Caillou get dressed for all different types of weather by picking out his clothes.

Clifford: Puppy Letters
Choose the correct letters to help finish Emily Elizabeth’s sentences.

Curious George: Monkey Faces
Experiment with coordination while you put Curious George together.

Sesame Street: Letters to Big Bird
Click on the objects that start with the letter in Big Bird’s mailbox.

Sesame Street: Elmo Rhymes
Help Elmo and his fish Dorothy find rhyming objects in his closet.

Sid the Science Kid: Sandbox Symphony
Explore sounds and make music with Sid.

Super WHY!: Alpha Pig’s Paint by Letter
Match the letters with the colors to paint pictures of Super WHY! characters.

Super WHY!: Lickity Letter Bingo with Alpha Pig
Play a fun game of bingo while you practice learning your letters.

Word World: Duck’s Rhyming Party
Help Duck’s friends get to his rhyming party by identifying rhymes and letters.

Word World: Pig’s Perfect Pizza
Make perfect pizzas with tongue-twisting toppings.

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

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