Reading Buddies

  • ECA – 2024

“The Reading League’s Reading Buddies” is an engaging foundational television series, based on the science of reading, 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, is 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! Together, they are the “Reading Buddies.”

Watch Weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV!

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Each episode is also available to stream on-demand at


Stream past seasons of “Reading Buddies” anytime for free on-demand!

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