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
Ask Ruff First: Building is a Breeze
Ruff’s first “ARF” assignment reveals how cutting holes in a tower may be a solid idea.
Music Video: Hector's Canine Rap
Your child can rhyme along with this rap about being human vs. canine.
Sheep's Valentine's Day Song
Sheep learns about rhymes while making up a Valentine's Day song for her friend Bear.
Alpha Pig Builds Alphabet Steps
Alpha Pig uses his alphabet tools to build steps to climb to the top of the pyramid.
Duck Meets Truck
Long-lost cousins? In this clip, your child can learn about similarities and differences as Duck explores the things he shares with a truck.
Some words have multiple meanings! Word Girl explains to the villains the multiple uses for the word "CAVITY.
Frog and the Three Little Pigs
Your child can learn about the uppercase and lowercase letter T and spelling in this clip where Pig's nephews wreak havoc!
A Winter Day in Wagstaff City
Your child will learn about how news reports provide information, and the meaning of "blackout".
Alpha Pig Builds a Hot Air Balloon
Alpha Pig spells the word "BALLOON" in this clip to help two lost sheep.
Music Video: Sean Kingston
Sean Kingston raps about the soft and hard sounds of "c." Your child will learn that "c" can sound like a "k" or "s," depending on the letter that follows "c.
In this game, your child can develop letter-sound knowledge skills while making a cake. At the end, she can have a celebration with the Super Why superheros!
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