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 Story Answer is "Evidence
Connect the story and the real world by applying the definition of evidence to help solve a mystery.
A Mousy Predicament
Your child can see Martha model good neighbor behavior as she offers to help Mr. Hangburn with his mouse "PREDICAMENT.
The Big Feature
Carolina is something special! In this clip, your child can learn about the word "FEATURE" when Martha is confused about the context.
Reading the Nutcracker
Your child can read along with Super Why and Princess Presto as they learn about the story of the Nutcracker and discover similarities to other stories.
Word Girl defines "DAWDLE" in this clip to describe Mr. Two Brain's behavior (and also, her own)!
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.
Music Video: Hector's Canine Rap
Your child can rhyme along with this rap about being human vs. canine.
You can put a new twist on a classic game with this fun I-Spy rhyming game. Can your child find something in the room that rhymes frog?
My Favorite Letter
Music can make learning the alphabet even more fun. In this activity, you can help your child write a musical ode to her favorite letter or look through song lyrics to find those favorite letters.
Every pup has special skills. In this game, your child can select a pup and learn new vocabulary while playing unique doggy games.
Your child can learn about predictions and new weather vocabulary as she tracks weather information on a chart.
Music Video: P-Star & Shock - "Chunking
P-Star and Shock rap together to teach your child how to handle reading new long words with a strategy called "chunking.
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