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 the new season every weekday 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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