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
Play I Spy With a Rhyming Twist
You can put a new twist on a classic game with this fun I-Spy rhyming game. Can your child find something in the room that rhymes frog?
Music Video: Hector's Canine Rap
Your child can rhyme along with this rap about being human vs. canine.
Build a Tent
In this "pin the tail on the horse" game, your child can practice letter sounds, printing, and rhyming.
It's Opposite Day! Saying the opposite of what he or she is doing or thinking can help your child develop vocabulary skills.
What makes creaky sounds and what makes crunchy sounds? Listen carefully to the sounds in your environment and then have a discussion with your child about what he hears.
May I Have a Word - Devour
Your child can learn about the word "devour" on everybody's favorite game show with Beau Handsome.
In WordGirl's Word Find, your child can search for and practice spelling many of the words from the show!
Super Grover in The Nick of Rhyme
Super Grover is here to save the day! Your child can help Grover find missing items by choosing the correct rhyming words.
Alpha Pig Spells "Ramp
Sing the alphabet and find the letters to spell the word ramp with Alpha Pig.
Chuck Gets Embarrassed
WordGirl reminds Chuck about the word "hustle" and then he makes a silly mistake.
Super Duper DJ
In this skill-adjustable game, your child can practice early reading and letter recognition skills while Super Why DJs for a party!
Pig's cooking show prompts Pig to find out what Dog wants. Your child can learn about spelling in this clip.
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