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 Six
Lickety Letter Bingo
In this game, your child can practice identifying letters with Alpha Pig. At the end, he will uncover a fun picture from Super Why!
The Magic "S" Game
Pig learns that he can have many pies by adding the letter 's' to the word 'pie.' Your child and her friends can practice adding 's' to different animal names and pretend to be those animals!
Singing together as a family can be fun. Take turns being the vocalist or the conductor to learn about tempo and beat.
Malto the Alaskan Sled Dog
Martha daydreams she is Malto the Alaskan sled dog! Helen teaches Martha about figurative language when asking how she will save the day.
In this clip, Skits tries to define "PREVIOUSLY," but he needs Martha's help (he prefers to play the piano!).
Princess Presto's Soccer Game
Princess Presto is playing soccer but the team doesn't know how to pass. In this clip, your child will learn what "pass" means and how to spell it.
Princess Finds the Cave
Your child can learn about spelling the word "CAVE" with a silent "E" and the letter "C" in this clip with Princess Presto.
Avid and Averse!
Your child can learn about the opposite words "AVID" and "AVERSE" from Helen in this illustrative short clip.
The Perfect Ten Problem
Peg, Cat and the Parrot are judging a talent competition and need to make sure each contestant receives exactly 10 points. As your child reads through this interactive storybook, he can think about what number Peg can add to Parrot's score to make sure each contestant receives a perfect 10.
Around Your World
Literacy and geography go hand in hand with this activity that focuses on drawing and labeling the continents of the world.
T.D.'s Tomato Story
In this silly clip, T.D. recounts his family's huge argument on the pronunciation of "potato." Your child can learn about pronunciation wordplay and the word "IMAGE.
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