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
WordGirl Doesn't Get Tricked... Much
Your child can learn about journalism, facts, and opinions in this clip where Becky is upset over a newspaper article written by Scoops about Word Girl.
Martha Wants a Hot Dog!
Your child can learn about the multiple definitions of "APPEAL" and "APPEALING" as Martha pleads for a hot dog.
As clean as a walrus? Your child can practice using effective figurative language in this clip where Word Girl helps define "SIMILE" for a gameshow.
Super Why's Super Celebrations - Halloween
Your child can learn along with Alpha Pig that the things that might be scary on Halloween are just pretend.
Who's Making That Sound
In this variation of hide and seek, your child can produce a letter sound and find her friends by listening to them make the same sound!
Together with your child, make a book about manners to help your child practice writing skills and learn about concepts like please and thank you.
The Three Little Pigs: Super Why Game
Your child can help the team stop the big bad wolf using her knowledge of opposites.
Your child can learn about the scientific method and the words "ANALYZE" and "THEORY" in this clip of Truman's imaginative daydream.
Martha's Shakespearean Monologue
Dramatic Martha wants to take center stage as Hamlet in this clip where your child can learn about Shakespearean dialect and the words "MONOLOGUE" and "DIALOGUE.
Heroic Helen Suspects a Secret
Helen asks lots of questions to uncover Martha's secret! The voice on Martha's shoulder gives her advice, and she teaches about what words begin with "C.
Music Video: Good Charlotte
Sing along with a song about a mystery and the questions to ask to solve it.
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