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 practice spelling and unscrambling new and familiar words in this printable activity.
Dogs Do Not Wear Sweaters!
Martha does NOT want to wear clothes, but Helen convinces her to tell a nice "FIB" about liking her new sweater.
When Martha learns about what a "leash law" is, she is worried Mrs. Demson will make it happen!
What kind of words describe your pet? In this game, your child can create their own pet picture with props, frames, characters, and descriptive words that Martha defines!
Your child can play at the circus with Martha via webcam! In these mini-games, your child can learn about word categories, following directions, new words, coordination, and memory.
Super Why Makes More Candles
Your child can help Super Why change Judith's story so she has enough candles to celebrate the 8th night of Chanukkah.
Build A Word Adventure: Truck
Sheep & Dog are on their way to a party, but their truck broke apart into letters. Your child can help rebuild the truck by identifying each letter that spells the word truck.
Funds for Fossils
Learn what fossils and funds are at the science museum when they are planning to shut down the dinosaur exhibit.
Martha's pictures are all mixed up. In this game, your child can swap the picture parts side-to-side or up and down to put them back together.
Music Video: Good Charlotte
Sing along with a song about a mystery and the questions to ask to solve it.
Princess Prestos Spectacular Spelling Play
Princess Presto needs your child's help in deciding what uppercase and lowercase letters make certain letter sounds to spell words.
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