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
Super Why Helps Princess Reese
Your child can add words to a sentence to change the meaning with Super Why in this clip where he helps Princess Reese.
Secret Codes and Magic Messages
You can combine science, reading, and secret codes with this activity that uses lemon juice and heat to reveal secret messages.
In this clip, your child can learn about the meaning of the word "INTERROGATE" as Becky's Mom asks Scoops lots and lots of questions.
What Am I?
You can expand your child's vocabulary and knowledge of different professions by playing this fun game of charades.
Pig Makes Mud
Alpha Pig spells the word "DIRT" in this clip to problem solve for a mud-loving princess.
Music Video: Jenni Barber - Capitalize
Jenni Barber sings a country song to teach about when to capitalize letters in words.
Wonder Red and Princess Presto Spell Stars
Wonder Red and Princess Presto help make it bright enough to see by creating stars! Your child will learn about spelling words that end in "-ar" and making words plural by adding "-s".
Thank You Cards
Making thank you cards when people show kindness can help your child develop an attitude of gratitude.
Alpha Pig Climbs to the Stars
Your child can help Alpha Pig by using their alphabet skills to climb up the hill.
Alpha Pig Builds a Jet
In this clip, Alpha Pig spells the word "JET" so Mathis and the Super Readers can ask Fluffy the Cloud about rainbows.
May I Have a Word - Devour
Your child can learn about the word "devour" on everybody's favorite game show with Beau Handsome.
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