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
Outer Space ABCs
Sing along with a space adventurer and his alien friends to help your child practice the alphabet song.
Windy McCloud Talks About Temperature
Your child can learn about hot and cold temperature in this clip where Windy McCloud defines "TEMPERATURE.
Make A Clock
Using the printable templates in this activity, you and your child can work together to create a handmade clock and then use it to practice telling time.
Win a Plushie!
Ruff has one chance to defeat Glen’s Milk Bottle Pyramid of Doom and win his plushie back!
Sheep has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Sheep.
Wonder Red Helps Math-A-Million
Learn about the sounds and spelling of the word nine along with Wonder Red.
Egg-Cellent Alphabet Hunt
Your child can learn to identify and write letters to form new words with this alphabet egg scavenger hunt.
Alice's storytelling troubles come from the fact that she loves to "DIGRESS." Your child can learn about digressions and storytelling from Martha in this clip.
Make a Poster to Help Your Child Learn to Make Waiting Easier
Waiting in line or waiting for a turn can be difficult for children. Work with your child to create an idea poster showing what to do while waiting.
Frog has a room full of words and letters! Help your child find hidden words and practice letter recognition with Frog.
Why Flyer Adventure
Super Why is flying through a sky of letters! Your child can help Super Why by collecting all of the letters needed to complete a super message.
Alpha Pig Makes Chocolate Coins
Your child can learn about Chanukkah traditions like dreidel in this clip where Alpha Pig spells "COINS" so the Readers can play dreidel.
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