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
Comic Strip Capers!
WordGirl is fighting villians in these fun comic strips. Your child can choose the words to create his or her own comic strip story and help WordGirl defeat these troublesome characters.
Martha Meets Billy Collins
Learn about the word imposter as Martha thinks the man reading a poem is pretending to be someone else.
April Fools! Dad plays a silly trick on the family and defines the word "PRANK.
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.
Taking a trip to the grocery store can provide many opportunities for your child to practice math, literacy, and science skills. In this activity, your child can help pick out vegetables at the store and then sprout some vegetables at home.
Woofster Defines "Exit
In this clip, your child will learn about the word "EXIT" from Woofster, who explains how to fix a problem started by More Man.
Pin the Word on the Target
Right? Left? Straight? Your child can develop directional vocabuary and spatial awareness skills by guiding you to a target in this movement game.
In WordGirl's Word Find, your child can search for and practice spelling many of the words from the show!
The Land of Snow
Your child can practice printing letters and sounding out words with Princess Presto in this clip where she spells out the word "SNOW" to save the Super Readers' winter fun.
Contraption Saves the Day!
Your child can learn the definition of "CONTRAPTION" when Word Girl needs one to defeat Grannie Mae.
Your child can practice their spelling as they help Alpha Pig find the letters in the word pumpkin to make the pumkins come back.
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