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The Reading League's Reading Buddies
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The Reading League’s Reading Buddies is a fun, foundational reading TV series for students Pre-K through 3rd grade!

The show features important underlying components of skillful word reading such as phonological awareness, letter names/sounds, and blending sounds to decode words accurately. 

 

A talking dog? A robot? After school reading scouts!? Now that’s a better recipe than Dusty’s “dog food casserole!”  But why is this show so critical for children? 

 

Students who struggle to read often feel alone, as do the educators and parents who experience frustration when they cannot find adequate information and guidance.  Everyone needs support.  The show provides that and so much more.  

The series garnered two consecutive NY Emmy Nominations for Children/ Youth Long form Content

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Featured Videos

Reading Buddies: The Short O Vowel Badge (Season 2 - Episode 1)
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Reading Buddies: The Short O Vowel Badge (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Episode 1 The Short O Vowel Badge Dusty and the Alphabotteers team up to earn “The O Vowel Badge.” With Dott and AB’s help, the group explores the letter o - how it is written, the sound it represents, words that use the letter o. Dusty has trouble giving Kitt, Reggie, Maya, Ziggy, and Dott equitable playing time, as they all play “One Word Story.” The Reading League’s Reading Buddies™ is an engaging foundational reading television series that cleverly teaches underlying components of skillful word reading such as phonological awareness, letter names/sounds, and blending sounds to decode words. The show features a hilarious talking dog named Dusty who, with the help of his best human friend Dott, he’s learning a new trick - how to read! They are joined by a kazoo- talking, robot assistant named Alphabott, and an adorable cast of human Alphabotteers. Together, they form an after-school reading club where Dusty explores letters and their sounds, social-emotional learning, and whatever else sparks his curiosity or desire for snacks! Each episode features a new “Alphabadge” for Dusty to earn, marking the progress of his reading journey. Together, along with the viewers, they are the “Reading Buddies!” For more information about The Reading League’s Reading Buddies™, printable coloring and worksheets, merch, and more, go to https://www.thereadingleague.org/reading-buddies/ 0:00 - 1:30 Introduction 1:31 - 2:35 Fancy Schmancy Word of the Day intro. 2:36 - 4:29 Alphabott's Sound of the Day 4:30 - 6:56 Dusty’s Doghouse 6:57 - 8:20 Snack Time 8:21 - 9:00 Fancy Schmancy Word (in context) 9:01 - 10:27 Dot to Dot with Alphabott 10:28 - 12:01 Invisible Paintbrush 12:02 - 12:24 Alphashort 12:25 - 14:36 Where Is It? 14:37 - 17:08 Robot Repair 17:09 - 19:16 Chaining 19:17 - 20:56 Squat with Dott 20:57 - 21:37 Bathtime Blending 21:38 - 22:15 Jampa’s Adventures 22:16 - 23:45 Children Will Listen 23:46 - 24:13 Fancy Schmancy Word review 24:14 - 24:30 Alphabadge presentation 24:31 - 25:12 Closing and Theme Song 25:13 - 25:46 Credits #officialreadingbuddies #littlebylittle #letterbyletter #thereadingleague #dustyanddott #scienceofreading #literacymatters #untileveryonecanread #educationforall #neverstoplearning #learningthroughplay #earlychildhoodeducation
Reading Buddies: The /z/ /s/ Buddy Badge (Season 2 - Episode 20)
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Reading Buddies: The /z/ /s/ Buddy Badge (Season 2 - Episode 20)

Episode 20 The /z/ /s/ Buddy Badge Another Buddy Badge! Dusty and the Alphabotteers team up to earn “The Z/S Buddy Badge.” With Dott and AB’s help, the group explores the letters z and s, as well as what makes them “buddies.” All of the reading buddies get the chance to express themselves, with the help of a big costume trunk! The Reading League’s Reading Buddies™ is an engaging foundational reading television series that cleverly teaches underlying components of skillful word reading such as phonological awareness, letter names/sounds, and blending sounds to decode words. The show features a hilarious talking dog named Dusty who, with the help of his best human friend Dott, he’s learning a new trick - how to read! They are joined by a kazoo- talking, robot assistant named Alphabott, and an adorable cast of human Alphabotteers. Together, they form an after-school reading club where Dusty explores letters and their sounds, social-emotional learning, and whatever else sparks his curiosity or desire for snacks! Each episode features a new “Alphabadge” for Dusty to earn, marking the progress of his reading journey. Together, along with the viewers, they are the “Reading Buddies!” For more information about The Reading League’s Reading Buddies™, printable coloring and worksheets, merch and more, go to https://www.thereadingleague.org/reading-buddies/ 0:00 - 1:18 Introduction 1:19 - 2:15 Fancy Schmancy Word of the Day intro. 2:16 - 5:22 Alphabott's Sound of the Day 5:23 - 7:16 Dusty’s Doghouse 7:17 - 8:12 Snack Time 8:13 - 9:12 Fancy Schmancy Word (in context) 9:13 - 10:22 Dot to Dot with Alphabott 10:23 - 13:03 Invisible Paintbrush 13:04 - 13:26 Alphashort 13:27 - 15:24 Where Is It? 15:25 - 17:52 Robot Repair 17:53 - 20:45 Chaining 20:46 - 21:38 Squat with Dott 21:39 - 22:10 Bathtime Blending 22:11 - 22:43 Jampa’s Adventures 22:44 - 24:06 Children Will Listen 24:07 - 24:36 Fancy Schmancy Word review 24:37 - 24:57 Alphabadge presentation 24:58 - 25:32 Closing and Theme Song 25:33 - 25:46 Credits #officialreadingbuddies #littlebylittle #letterbyletter #thereadingleague #dustyanddott #scienceofreading #literacymatters #untileveryonecanread #educationforall #neverstoplearning #learningthroughplay #earlychildhoodeducation
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