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
Go on a Shape Hunt Adventure
Go on a shape hunt adventure! Your child can identify and take pictures of shapes around the house or neighborhood, and then use the photos to make a shape book.
In this creative family game, slowly add details to an ongoing story until it becomes silly, bizarre, wacky and weird!
Dignified and Undignified
Martha teaches about the opposite words "DIGNIFIED" and "UNDIGNIFIED" in this clip where her friends' behaviors serve as great examples!
When Martha is sad she has not been adopted yet she learns about the word possibilities, or places that she could go next.
Your child can learn about the word "COMPATIBLE" in this clip where Chuck confronts the other villains.
Landon Swings on the Trapeze
Your child can learn about prepositions in this clip where Super Why changes Landon's story so he has friends during his trapeze act.
What makes creaky sounds and what makes crunchy sounds? Listen carefully to the sounds in your environment and then have a discussion with your child about what he hears.
Your child can practice spelling and unscrambling new and familiar words in this printable activity.
Your child can take a journey through Sparkletopia where she must answer riddles by picking the correct picture or word to defeat Count Cloudy.
Singing together as a family can be fun. Take turns being the vocalist or the conductor to learn about tempo and beat.
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