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
Princess Presto Builds a Tractor
Princess Presto spells the word "TRACTOR" in this clip where your child can learn about letters that make similar sounds and matching sounds to letters,
Power of Zero
The number zero is very powerful. In this card game with a twist, your child can see just how much zeros can change the score of a game.
Egg-Cellent Alphabet Hunt
Your child can learn to identify and write letters to form new words with this alphabet egg scavenger hunt.
Pig Searches for His Lemons
Pig learns what the word search means from the story about monkey and then finds his missing lemons.
Ruffet Recipe Cards
Use these recipe cards with your child while cooking to predict and investigate how food tastes, feels and changes.
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