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
Prankster Planet: Wordsuckerupinator
In this extended-play game, your child can help defeat Manny by completing several mini-games while learning new words and physics concepts in this Electric Company platformer!
Super Why Helps Farmer Fred
Super Why uses his reading skills to change the sentence in the story to help Farmer Fred and help the story make sense.
Reading the Nutcracker
Your child can read along with Super Why and Princess Presto as they learn about the story of the Nutcracker and discover similarities to other stories.
The Big Feature
Carolina is something special! In this clip, your child can learn about the word "FEATURE" when Martha is confused about the context.
Hotdogula and Frankfurterstein
Your child can learn about the words "measure" and "pattern," while making costumes for Martha and Skits.
Music Video: Jessica's "ed" rap
This Electric Company rap teaches about the suffix -ed to turn a word into the past tense.
Your child can design his own storybook featuring favorite Sesame characters in this pick-your-own-adventure game.
Build A Word Thing
When letters are decorated to look like the word they represent, it's called a WordThing. In this activity, your child can explore new vocabulary about birds while creating a bird WordThing.
Does the Sun Go Around the Earth?
Sydney, Jet, and Sean explain to Mindy that the Earth goes around the Sun.
Wonder Red & Miss Meow Find a Note
Your child can learn about "-OP" words that rhyme in this clip where Wonder Red explores words like "HOP" and "TOP" to solve a problem.
Wonder Red Helps Math-A-Million
Learn about the sounds and spelling of the word nine along with Wonder Red.
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