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
No Snow in the Land of Snow
Princess Presto spells the word snow based on the letter sounds to bring back the snow.
Music Video: Jessica's "ed" rap
This Electric Company rap teaches about the suffix -ed to turn a word into the past tense.
Dogs on Ice
Your child will learn new words such as "near, around, and over" as she makes a skating routine in this Martha Speaks game.
What's Plan B?
Word Girl surprises Chuck and Whammer as they destroy a museum looking for a sandwich rock
Your child can help three puppies find bones using their listening and direction following skills in this game with brand new words.
Your child can sing along to this song about their mood as they learn about different emotions.
Learn about the difference between new words dejected and ejected when Lily is feeling sad.
You can practice letter sounds with your child in this fun game of puppy hide-and-seek!
Super Song...Super Band
Making music in your home can be easy with these simple ideas for creating maracas, drums, and horns.
Dog uses different motions and gestures to get other characters to guess what he wants. In this game, use gestures and words to have your child guess which B word you are thinking of. Your child can also use gestures and words to describe a B word for you to guess!
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.
My Favorite Foods Book
In this fun craft, you can help your child find, draw, and label foods in the kitchen to assemble a favorite foods book.
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