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
Around Your World
Literacy and geography go hand in hand with this activity that focuses on drawing and labeling the continents of the world.
Daniel and His Friends
In this interactive storybook, your child can read along with Daniel Tiger as he thinks about ways that he is different from his friends and ways that he is the same as his friends.
Ask Ruff First: Building is a Breeze
Ruff’s first “ARF” assignment reveals how cutting holes in a tower may be a solid idea.
Music Video: Find The Compromise
Your child will learn about the word compromise, which occurs when everyone puts their head together to figure out a solution to a problem.
Princess Presto Game
Learn about vowels and consonant sounds as you spell the word fan to help the actors in the play about Old MacDonald.
The Land of Snow
Your child can practice printing letters and sounding out words with Princess Presto in this clip where she spells out the word "SNOW" to save the Super Readers' winter fun.
WordGirl Superhero Training
WordGirl is training superheros! Your child can be a superhero and practice reading, listening to multi-step directions, and learn about synonyms in this fun app.
Taking a trip to the grocery store can provide many opportunities for your child to practice math, literacy, and science skills. In this activity, your child can help pick out vegetables at the store and then sprout some vegetables at home.
Alpha Pig Helps Serena Jump
Your child can sing the alphabet song and spell the word "JUMP" with Alpha Pig in this clip where the Super Readers help a puppy learn to jump.
Music Video: On the set with Sean Kingston
Hear a rhyming rap with Sean Kingston on The Electric Company.
Alpha Pig Feeds Tilden
Alpha Pig spells the word "LEAF" in this clip where he helps his friend Tilden find something to eat.
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