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
Wonder Red and Princess Presto Spell Stars
Wonder Red and Princess Presto help make it bright enough to see by creating stars! Your child will learn about spelling words that end in "-ar" and making words plural by adding "-s".
Journey to the Golden Bone
Woofster is going on an adventure to find the golden bone. Along the way, your child can help Woofster by hunting for treasure chests that contain letters and word definitions to guide the way.
Martha's friend Skits is dreaming of pizza. Your child can learn new baking vocabulary as he sifts, shakes, pours, and mixes ingredients to make a custom pizza for Skits and his friends.
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.
Frog's Rhyming Machine
Frog loves to rhyme! Your child can practice identifying words that rhyme by playing a game with Frog's Rhyming Machine.
Tough Questions for the Manager
Word Girl asks the grocery store manager lots of questions to learn more about how he got his job while searching for the Masked Bagger.
Ruff and Smooth Scavenger Hunt
Your child can go on a scavenger hunt, finding and recording observations of objects of different textures -- such as smooth, prickly, or fluffy!
Play I Spy With a Rhyming Twist
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?
Neighborhood Clean Up
Daniel, Katerina, and their neighbors work together to clean up their playground. Your child can learn about recycling, community involvement, and reading skills in this story.
Alpha Pig Helps Serena Jump
Your child can sing the alphabet song and spell the word "JUMP" with Alpha Pig in this clip where the Super Readers help a puppy learn to jump.
When Ant is sad he's not as big as his other friends, his friends teach him that there's an "ANT" in every "GIANT.
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