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
Your child can laugh along with Helen, Truman, and T.D. as they console Martha who is convinced she's "STARVING" during the blackout.
Prepare a Breakfast Feast Fit for a Dinosaur!
After watching the Pteranodon Family enjoy breakfast on the Dinosaur Train, your junior chef can build self-confidence in the kitchen by making some dinosaur inspired dishes for your family.
Make a Bedtime Routine Book
Using photographs or pictures cut from magazines, you and your child can create a book that shows what tasks your child can do to clean up and get ready for bed.
The Three Little Pigs: Alpha Pig Game
Your child can use his letter and sound knowledge to help Alpha Pig write the word "wolf.
Play In the Park with Skits
Martha defines "agricultural," and your child can play "In the Park with Skits" online to learn more vocabulary.
Your child can learn about the word "REMINISCE" and the history of two older hero and villain friends in this clip.
It's Opposite Day! Saying the opposite of what he or she is doing or thinking can help your child develop vocabulary skills.
Socks in Space
Socks have gone missing in outer space and Martha is on a mission to find them. Your child can learn new space vocabulary by searching for and collecting the missing socks.
T.D.'s Report on Inventor Tom Adams
Your child can learn about good public speaking skills in this clip where T.D. gives a class presentation.
Princess Naila and the Super Readers Find the Treasure!
The Super Readers are on a treasure hunt. While figuring out the secret message, your child can learn about hieroglyphics.
Princess Presto's Soccer Game
Princess Presto is playing soccer but the team doesn't know how to pass. In this clip, your child will learn what "pass" means and how to spell it.
Super Why Guitar
Your child can learn the letters of the alphabet as they sing along with their homemade SuperWhy! guitar.
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