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 Four
The Three Little Pigs: Super Why Game
Your child can help the team stop the big bad wolf using her knowledge of opposites.
My Favorite Foods Book
In this fun craft, you can help your child find, draw, and label foods in the kitchen to assemble a favorite foods book.
The Alphabet Song
Your child can sing the alphabet song and name objects and characters that begin with each letter in this musical clip.
Learn about the difference between new words dejected and ejected when Lily is feeling sad.
Build A Word Thing
When letters are decorated to look like the word they represent, it's called a WordThing. In this activity, your child can explore new vocabulary about birds while creating a bird WordThing.
Kid Math's Coming to Dinner
Rex teaches the definition for the word "CALCULATE" in this clip where Becky and Rex talk about the benefits of secret identities.
Your child can learn about food groups and sorting foods in this game where Woofster needs help finding ingredients for a meal for the Super Readers!
Pin the Word on the Target
Right? Left? Straight? Your child can develop directional vocabuary and spatial awareness skills by guiding you to a target in this movement game.
A Tale of Two Soup Cans
Your child can follow along as Martha reads this story about reusing and recycling items and learn new words, such as landfill, consequences, and environment.
Music Video: Jenni Barber - Capitalize
Jenni Barber sings a country song to teach about when to capitalize letters in words.
Wobblebottom and the Super Readers Get Stuck in Fog
The Super Readers are stuck in the fog! Your child can help them get out by spelling the word "Sun" with Princess Presto.
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