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
Princess Reese is Unique
In this clip, Woofster defines the word "UNIQUE" to assure Princess Reese that it's okay to be her own person.
In this game, your child can get Captain Huggy Face to dance by picking the picture that goes with each word.
Mine Cart Mash
In this online game your child can practice transforming words by adding a letter with a certain vowel or consonant sound.
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.
Pin the Word on the Target
Right? Left? Straight? Your child can develop directional vocabuary and spatial awareness skills by guiding you to a target in this movement game.
Music Video: Jenni Barber - Capitalize
Jenni Barber sings a country song to teach about when to capitalize letters in words.
Martha, Queen of Dogvia!
April Fools! Martha and Helen play a silly prank on Truman, who defines the word "DUPED.
Princess Naila and the Super Readers Find the Treasure!
The Super Readers are on a treasure hunt. While figuring out the secret message, your child can learn about hieroglyphics.
Music Video: Manny's Guessing Game
Your child can rhyme along with Manny's rap about his master plan.
Super Why! ABC Adventures
Your child can go on an around the world, ABC adventure with the characters from Super Why! With each game hosted by a different Super Reader, your child will be introduced to uppercase and lowercase letters and their names, the order of the alphabet, common letter sounds and writing letters in fun and exciting ways!
Tilden Turns into a Butterfly
Your child can learn about the word "WAIT" in this clip where Tilden learns patience.
Super Why! Saves the Day
Super Why needs the help of your super reader to fix silly stories with new words that your child reads and spells.
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