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
Word Girl recognizes and defines the word "UNRULY," though she temporarily forgets she needs to help solve the problem, too!
Pig's Missing Pie
Detective Sheep to the rescue! Your child can pretend play detective along with Sheep and Pig to help them find the missing pie.
Music Video: Punctuation with L.L. Cool J
You child will learn about punctuation as they hear this song from the The Electric Company.
Pet Bot Joke Jam
In this silly game, your child can collect letters to make the Joke Bots spell words to complete hilarious jokes!
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.
Your child can practice letter-sound correspondence while making his or her own Super Why superhero.
Princess Presto's Spelling Word Find!
Princess Presto loves to spell. Your child can practice spelling words such as crown, dress, and wand in this printable Princess Presto word search.
Your child can help three puppies find bones using their listening and direction following skills in this game with brand new words.
Red Uses Her Manners
Little Red wants a piece of cake! In this clip, your child can learn about good manners, letters, and spelling.
No Sheep Left Behind
Martha and Helen have to get Little Bo and sheep to the herding competition in time! Your child will learn about the word "route," as they try to use the most direct route to get to their destination quickly.
Super Why! ABC Adventures
Your child can go on an around the world, ABC adventure with the characters from Super Why! With each game hosted by a different Super Reader, your child will be introduced to uppercase and lowercase letters and their names, the order of the alphabet, common letter sounds and writing letters in fun and exciting ways!
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