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
Something Special for Dad
Daniel is sending a letter to his Dad to show him how much he loves him. Your child can read along with this interactive storybook as Daniel describes how he made and sent the letter.
Playing pretend restaurant can be fun and help build memory and literacy skills.
Super Why! To the Rescue
Your child can come to the rescue with the Super Why team by figuring out which word completes the sentence.
Make An Invitation
Writing invitations is a fun way to plan for a party. Your child can practice writing invitations or thank you notes, drawing pictures, and signing his or her name.
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.
Super Why is reading his favorite stories, but he's zapping and switching out words to change them! Your child can follow along as a story is read, or read the story on his or her own.
Animal Home Builder
George and his friends are building homes for animals. Following a set of blueprints, your child can design and decorate houses for several neighborhood animals.
Pig's cooking show prompts Pig to find out what Dog wants. Your child can learn about spelling in this clip.
Red Calms Down
Red shows what she learned from the story about what it means to calm down by applying it when she's frustrated.
Word Girl/Miss Power Face-Off
Your child can help WordGirl defeat Miss Power using by identifying antonyms!
Finger Puppet Show
Get creative! Work with your child to make fun finger puppets and then write and act out a play with them.
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