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
Freeze Dance Rhyming
Rhyming words make Wonder Red want to dance! Your child can practice reading and recognizing words that rhyme in this online game.
Practicing uppercase and lowercase letters can be fun with this game of matching socks.
Hotdogula and Frankfurterstein
Your child can learn about the words "measure" and "pattern," while making costumes for Martha and Skits.
Wobblebottom and the Super Readers Get Stuck in Fog
The Super Readers are stuck in the fog! Your child can help them get out by spelling the word "Sun" with Princess Presto.
Reading Cinderella, The Prince's Side
In this clip, your child will hear the story of Cinderella leaving the Prince at the ball, from the Prince's side.
Your child can spell "DINOSAUR" and other fun words in this hide-and-seek letters activity.
All About Feelings
Making a feelings book can help your child better understand and label her feelings.
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!
In the Park with Skits
Skits needs help sniffing out new things! In this game, your child can help guide Skits through the park to find pictures examples of the new words.
Your child can play at the circus with Martha via webcam! In these mini-games, your child can learn about word categories, following directions, new words, coordination, and memory.
Pig Searches for His Lemons
Pig learns what the word search means from the story about monkey and then finds his missing lemons.
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