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 is reading his favorite stories, but he's zapping and switching out words to change them! Your child can follow along as a story is read, or read the story on his or her own.
T.D. needs a little help from C.K. when training puppy Skits, but T.D. is great at teaching Skits about dinosaurs. Your child can learn dinosaur-themed words in this clip.
WordGirl's Robot Buddy
Word Girl has to team up with Tobey to defeat the Coach! But first she has to explain the word "CACKLE" when she hears his evil laugh.
Pig Fixes the Mess
Your child can learn about the plural suffix "-S" in this clip where Alpha Pig helps to fix the problems created by More Man.
De-hy-what?" Becky defines the word "DEHYDRATED" using the root "HYDRATE" for her friend when she takes care of watering his plant.
Pet-Sitting Tip #1: Make Sure It’s a Hamster
How do you keep a rhino from ruining your roommate’s apartment? Shopping bags!
Music Video: Lisa's song, "Follow Through
In this song with Lisa, your child can learn about what it means to "follow through.
Wonder Red & Miss Meow Find a Note
Your child can learn about "-OP" words that rhyme in this clip where Wonder Red explores words like "HOP" and "TOP" to solve a problem.
Put on a Folktale Play
Listenting to and learning about folktales can help children better understand cultures from around the world. Together with your child, choose a folktale and perform it as a play.
A Vocabulary Match Made in Heaven
Ham Johnson and Kit Luntanne are going to make a vocabulary calendar together! Your child will learn that preferably, positively, and definitely, all mean yes!
Martha Wants a Hot Dog!
Your child can learn about the multiple definitions of "APPEAL" and "APPEALING" as Martha pleads for a hot dog.
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