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
Dog is always looking for fun WordThings in his house. Your child will explore and learn about letters and words as he spots the words that look like objects with Dog.
Race to the Kitchen
Your child can learn from Becky's frustrations about having a super-competitive little brother as she tries to follow her Dad's advice about ignoring his pestering.
Cryptogram Puzzle #2
Your child can use her detective and vocabulary skills to decode this cryptogram message from WordGirl.
You can practice letter sounds with your child in this fun game of puppy hide-and-seek!
Martha Meets Billy Collins
Learn about the word imposter as Martha thinks the man reading a poem is pretending to be someone else.
Celebrity Lullabies: Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais, Questionable Celebrity, offers to sing Elmo a bedtime song. Your child can learn about the letter N and words that begin with N.
Alpha Pig Fishes for a Wand
Alpha Pig can help your child spell and recite the alphabet in this clip where he helps get a "WAND.
Tobey's Costume Contest
Your child can learn the word "POTENTIAL" in this clip where Whammer talks to Word Girl about Chuck becoming a better villain.
Music Video: Swizz Beatz - It's All Connected
Learn about the connection between speaking, writing, listening, and reading with this rap.
Super Readers Challenge
Super Why and friends are practicing the alphabet, spelling, rhyming, and reading! With this game, your child can practice recognizing letters and their sounds, identifying rhyming words, spelling, and reading sentences.
Woofster Defines "Exit
In this clip, your child will learn about the word "EXIT" from Woofster, who explains how to fix a problem started by More Man.
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