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
The journalists talk about the word "DETAILS" in this clip where Becky denies her secret identity.
The Alphabet Song
Your child can sing the alphabet song and name objects and characters that begin with each letter in this musical clip.
Super Why Helps Farmer Fred
Super Why uses his reading skills to change the sentence in the story to help Farmer Fred and help the story make sense.
Music Video: Sean Kingston
Sean Kingston raps about the soft and hard sounds of "c." Your child will learn that "c" can sound like a "k" or "s," depending on the letter that follows "c.
Missing Letters Mystery
Determining an item missing from a sequence of items can help your child develop critical thinking skills. In this activity, your child can also practice literacy skills by identifying which letters of the alphabet are missing from an alphabet puzzle.
Something Special for Dad
Daniel is sending a letter to his Dad to show him how much he loves him. Your child can read along with this interactive storybook as Daniel describes how he made and sent the letter.
The Big Feature
Carolina is something special! In this clip, your child can learn about the word "FEATURE" when Martha is confused about the context.
WordGirl is flying through a maze of words! Your child will fly WordGirl through the maze to identify and collect synonyms to solve the maze.
Music Video: Are We Going to Make It?
The Electric Company crew worries they might not make it to Jupiter in this musical clip where they name constellation shapes.
Sharing Family Stories
Your child can practice writing and storytelling skills by interviewing family members and retelling their stories.
The Mouse King Stops the Music
In this clip, Super Why needs help picking a word to change the Mouse King's story. Your child will learn about word meaning and revision in this clip.
Woofster Defines "Latkes
Your child can learn about Chanukkah traditions in this clip where Woofster defines "LATKES," which the Super Readers are excited to enjoy!
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