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 Three
Sharing Family Stories
Your child can practice writing and storytelling skills by interviewing family members and retelling their stories.
Abby is waving her magic wand in different habitats! Your child can help her find all of the things in a specific habitat that begin with the letter she says.
Build A Word Adventure: Ball
In this game, your child can help the Word friends by solving riddles and making them a basketball.
Sheep has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Sheep.
Windy McCloud Talks About Temperature
Your child can learn about hot and cold temperature in this clip where Windy McCloud defines "TEMPERATURE.
Oscar's Bumper Cars
Oscar is in charge of the bumper car rides. In order to earn a ticket for the ride, your child will need to choose objects that start with the requested letter of the alphabet.
Singing together as a family can be fun. Take turns being the vocalist or the conductor to learn about tempo and beat.
Woofster Defines "Latkes
Your child can learn about Chanukkah traditions in this clip where Woofster defines "LATKES," which the Super Readers are excited to enjoy!
Music Video: Manny's Guessing Game
Your child can rhyme along with Manny's rap about his master plan.
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