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
Wobblebottom and the Super Readers Encounter Quicksand
Your child can practice letter knowledge skills while helping the Super Readers get out of the quicksand.
The kids define the words "SURE" and "CERTAIN" when talking about their memories for the ball game the previous day.
When Martha learns about what a "leash law" is, she is worried Mrs. Demson will make it happen!
Super Why Helps Princess Reese
Your child can add words to a sentence to change the meaning with Super Why in this clip where he helps Princess Reese.
Making gift coupons is one way to say “I love you.” Together with your child, create a coupon book of ways your child can help with a family task or give as a gift on special occasions.
Alpha Pig Feeds Tilden
Alpha Pig spells the word "LEAF" in this clip where he helps his friend Tilden find something to eat.
Princess Finds the Cave
Your child can learn about spelling the word "CAVE" with a silent "E" and the letter "C" in this clip with Princess Presto.
Princess Reese is Unique
In this clip, Woofster defines the word "UNIQUE" to assure Princess Reese that it's okay to be her own person.
Wobblebottom and the Super Readers Get Stuck in Fog
The Super Readers are stuck in the fog! Your child can help them get out by spelling the word "Sun" with Princess Presto.
Pig and Ant Play in the Playground
Pig and Ant can teach your child about spelling and problem solving in this clip where they build a word so they can play together at the playground.
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