Reading Buddies

The Reading League’s “Reading Buddies” returns for its second season with all-new episodes on WCNY-TV! “Reading Buddies” is a fun, foundational reading TV series for students PreK-3. The show instructs three important underlying components of skillful word reading: phonological awareness, letter names/sounds, and blending sounds to decode words accurately.

The show features a talking dog named Dusty who, with the help of his best human friend Dott, learns 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! 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!” Tune in for seasons 1 and 2 weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV!

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

Each episode is available to stream on-demand (immediately after it airs) at






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