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
Hello from Outer Space
In this art project, your child can use his imagination to make a picture of a creature from outer space.
Prankster Planet: Reverse-a-ball
The Electric Company needs to stop Francine from reversing all the words on Earth. Your child can help save the words by practicing using and creating graphs to represent information.
A Kindness Tree
Creating a paper kindness tree can help your child take pride in her actions of showing kindness to others.
Chuck Gets Embarrassed
WordGirl reminds Chuck about the word "hustle" and then he makes a silly mistake.
Learn about solids, liquids, and predictions while you make delicious rainbow popsicles! This recipe will guide you and your child through discussing predictions and observations, and how freezing turns a liquid into a solid.
Princess Patches the Tent
In this clip, Princess Presto talks about the sounds and letters in the word "PATCH" to solve a problem for a family of bears.
Albert Pujols: Athlete
Grover tries to be an "athlete" in many sports, but just can't seem to get it right. Luckily, Albert Pujols is there to help describe the word "athlete.
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