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
Mini Golf Battleground
Becky defines the word "CONCENTRATE," which she's trying to do so she can win the mini golf tournament honestly.
The Billy Goats are Polite
Your child will learn to identify printed letters and understand relationships between words to find opposites.
A trip to your local library can be lots of fun! Help your child find a book on butterflies and metamorphosis and then act out how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
Ian McKellan: Resist
Ian McKellan helps Cookie Monster learn about the word "resist," while Cookie Monster tries to resist eating a cookie.
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.
Tobey's Robot Workshop
Tobey needs your child's help building a hugely evil robot! Your child can follow directions to design, assemble, and give character to her robot.
A Super Race
In this fast-paced letter learning activity, your child can practice rhyming, letter recognition and sounds, alphabetizing, and more by completing segments in a word race.
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.
Finding Checkers the Puppy
Alpha Pig spells the word "PUPPY" to find the Readers' lost puppy friend Checkers in this spelling and alphabet clip.
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