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
Win a Plushie!
Ruff has one chance to defeat Glen’s Milk Bottle Pyramid of Doom and win his plushie back!
Waste Not Want Not
In this online story, Helen and Martha tell how items are recycled and explain new words, such as dispose, materials, and compost.
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.
Music Video: Shock and P-Star - IE
You child will learn about vowels and the different ie sounds in new words.
Jennifer Garner Sings A Capella
Jennifer Garner explains (and demonstrates!) what "A CAPELLA" means.
Y Do I Love the Letter Y?
In this musical clip, your child can learn about what words begin with the letter Y.
Draw Your Super Self
In this activity, you and your child can use large pieces of paper to trace outlines of each other and then decorate the outlines with fun outfits and descriptive words.
Your child can build self-confidence, reading, and performance skills as she uses printables and props to perform the play "D.W. Gets Her Library Card."
Build a Better Birdbath
In this activity, your child will learn how to build a better birdbath by investigating which shape supports the most weight as a base for the birdbath.
In Truman's bunch of mini-games, your child can learn new words and act them out with her favorite characters from Martha Speaks!
Wobblebottom and the Super Readers Encounter Quicksand
Your child can practice letter knowledge skills while helping the Super Readers get out of the quicksand.
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