One of the most powerful ways to develop your child's literacy skills is also the simplest: talk with your kids! Regular, meaningful conversations help kids learn new words and understand how to listen, and provide opportunities to share their own stories and ideas. When caring adults talk to kids about the world — explaining how a recipe works or the rules of baseball — they are planting seeds of knowledge that will grow as kids become independent thinkers, readers and writers.
How to Raise a Reader at Age Two
Music Video: Fridge Battle
An apple and hot dog have a battle as they say antonyms of different words in this Electric Company clip.
When Word Girl discovers the final ingredient for her famous coleslaw, she yells (and defines!) "EUREKA!
Alpha Pig Finds the Word "Apples
Alpha Pig is spelling the word "apples"! Your child will sing the alphabet and identify printed letters to spell the word "apples.
Super Why Guitar
Your child can learn the letters of the alphabet as they sing along with their homemade SuperWhy! guitar.
Around Your World
Literacy and geography go hand in hand with this activity that focuses on drawing and labeling the continents of the world.
Your child can follow these instructions to create a dog feeder or a cereal dispenser while learning about the meanings of words such as directions, assemble, and materials.
Together with your child, make a book about manners to help your child practice writing skills and learn about concepts like please and thank you.
Build A Word Adventure: Balloon
In this game, your child can help the Word friends prepare a surprise birthday party for Dog - and practice letter and spelling skills along the way.
Heroic Helen Suspects a Secret
Helen asks lots of questions to uncover Martha's secret! The voice on Martha's shoulder gives her advice, and she teaches about what words begin with "C.
Outer Space ABCs
Sing along with a space adventurer and his alien friends to help your child practice the alphabet song.
Wonder Red Rhymes With "ail
Wonder Red finds a word that rhymes with trail to help monkey get to the tree.
Raise a Reader with Sesame Street
On this very special street, children learn early language and literacy skills such as letter knowledge, vocabulary, and reading and writing fundamentals.Find Activities