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
Lickety Letter Bingo
In this game, your child can practice identifying letters with Alpha Pig. At the end, he will uncover a fun picture from Super Why!
Alpha Pig Climbs to the Stars
Your child can help Alpha Pig by using their alphabet skills to climb up the hill.
Bear has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Bear.
Snow day! After the kids work to collect information on school closures, they celebrate (as cautious Truman defines "RISKY.")
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.
Pig Searches for His Lemons
Pig learns what the word search means from the story about monkey and then finds his missing lemons.
Sunflower Biscuit Bones
In this interactive book, your child can learn how to follow a recipe and use measurement skills to bake bone shaped dog treats.
Celebrity Lullabies: Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais, Questionable Celebrity, offers to sing Elmo a bedtime song. Your child can learn about the letter N and words that begin with N.
Build A Word Adventure: Balloon
In this game, your child can help the Word friends prepare a surprise birthday party for Dog - and practice letter and spelling skills along the way.
Practicing uppercase and lowercase letters can be fun with this game of matching socks.
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