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
Music Video: Punctuation with L.L. Cool J
You child will learn about punctuation as they hear this song from the The Electric Company.
Prankster Planet: Wordsuckerupinator
In this extended-play game, your child can help defeat Manny by completing several mini-games while learning new words and physics concepts in this Electric Company platformer!
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.
Alpha Pig's Match Up
In this game with Alpha Pig, your child can practice letter knowledge by matching a letter card with the first letter of a word that starts with that letter.
Ask Ruff First: Building is a Breeze
Ruff’s first “ARF” assignment reveals how cutting holes in a tower may be a solid idea.
Martha needs help adding captions to her scrapbook. Your child can match the vocabulary word to the photo to complete each page of the scrapbook.
Pig Takes the Cake
When Pig accidentally eats a cake that Frog needed, they work together to spell and build a new "CAKE.
Dignified and Undignified
Martha teaches about the opposite words "DIGNIFIED" and "UNDIGNIFIED" in this clip where her friends' behaviors serve as great examples!
Marcus is collecting similar sounding words with his skateboard. Your child can practice fast-paced reading skills in this game by helping Marcus sort the wordballs by specific sounds.
Alpha Pig Spells "Ramp
Sing the alphabet and find the letters to spell the word ramp with Alpha Pig.
Neighborhood Clean Up
Daniel, Katerina, and their neighbors work together to clean up their playground. Your child can learn about recycling, community involvement, and reading skills in this story.
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