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
Dogs looooove treats! Your child can guide the neighborhood dogs to their favorite treats by tumbling, sprinting, gliding and using other movement verbs that Martha teaches!
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.
Alpha Pig's Paint By Letter
Alpha Pig is painting pictures. Your child can practice recognizing printed uppercase and lowercase letters to help Alpha Pig finish painting his picture.
Woofster Rescues the Puppy
Super Why changes the story so Woofster can rescue the puppy from the volcano.
Oh no, Manny's Word Mangler is breaking words into pieces! Your child can grab the word parts to build new words with the pieces before time runs out.
Captain Huggy Face's Freeze Frame
Your child can practice vocabulary skills by filling in the right word in WordGirl's adventures.
Music Video: Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo and Jessica use music to teach how adding the letter H to letters changes their sound.
Music Video: Find The Compromise
Your child will learn about the word compromise, which occurs when everyone puts their head together to figure out a solution to a problem.
Recipe for Making a "Hullabaloo
WordGirl and Tobey argue about the meaning of the word "hullabaloo." Your child can use his or her imagination to make a recipe for hullabaloo, practicing new vocabulary words!
Botsford Family Trial
In this mock trial, TJ delivers a compelling opening statement that can teach many important aspects of public speaking and persuasion.
Uppercase-Lowercase Matching Game
Your child can learn about uppercase and lowercase letters with this matching game.
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