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 Five
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.
You child can make a card of compliments for a friend or family member using kind words like WordGirl might use.
Captain Huggy Face's Freeze Frame
Your child can practice vocabulary skills by filling in the right word in WordGirl's adventures.
Bots and word bits! Your child can build words from word segments in this fast-paced bot spelling game.
What's the Story?
Your child can get creative by picking the who, what, where, when, why, and how to create a story about a crazy commercial, a funky fairy tale, or a breaking news story.
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!
Red Rhymes with "ark
When Checkers needs cheering up, Wonder Red uses rhyming to help fix the problem. Your child will learn about "-ARK" words, like "PARK," in this clip about rhyming.
Avid and Averse!
Your child can learn about the opposite words "AVID" and "AVERSE" from Helen in this illustrative short clip.
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.
Jennifer Garner Sings A Capella
Jennifer Garner explains (and demonstrates!) what "A CAPELLA" means.
Resizing Goes Awry
Size-related vocabulary abounds in this clip where Dr. Two-Brains tries to use his shrink ray on Word Girl and Captain Huggy Face.
You can put a new twist on a classic game with this fun I-Spy rhyming game. Can your child find something in the room that rhymes frog?
Raise a Reader with Super Why
Super Why introduces children to the power of reading -- and helps kids develop problem-solving skills along the way. Through engaging stories and games, your child can practice key skills like letter identification, word decoding, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.Find Activities