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
The Three Bears Hear a Scary Noise
In this clip, your child can help change a story from "SCARY" to "FRIENDLY" in this clip where the Super Readers camp with the Three Bears/
A' Astronaut Adventure
In this A-dventure, your child will learn about the letter 'A' and all the words that start with the first letter of the alphabet.
Finger Puppet Show
Get creative! Work with your child to make fun finger puppets and then write and act out a play with them.
Together with your child, write a story based on a memory. Then help your child read the story back to you.
Sarah Jessica Parker: Pair
Sarah Jessica Parker and Elmo explain the word "pair" and learn that together, they make a pair!
Mixed Up Magnets
Just like the ants scramble the letters in "log," you and your child can scramble the letters in a word to form and sound out new words!
Super Why! Power to Read
Super Why, Wonder Red, Princess Presto, and Alpha Pig can help your child practice reading, writing, spelling, and rhyming!
The Mouse King Stops the Music
In this clip, Super Why needs help picking a word to change the Mouse King's story. Your child will learn about word meaning and revision in this clip.
Frog and the Three Little Pigs
Your child can learn about the uppercase and lowercase letter T and spelling in this clip where Pig's nephews wreak havoc!
Martha Speaks Story Maker
In this app, your child can write and save eight adventure stories featuring Martha and her friends. Then, kids can play with the characters in the storybook while Martha reads.
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