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
Snug as a Bug
Frog and Bug need help! Your child can use rhyming to help Bug figure out where he'll be "SNUG" so he can sleep.
In this activity, you can play a mysterious guessing game with your child to help him learn about letters and their sounds.
Alpha Pig Walks the Tightrope!
Your child can help Alpha Pig identify capital and lowercase letters in this clip where he crosses a tightrope.
Woofster Rescues the Puppy
Super Why changes the story so Woofster can rescue the puppy from the volcano.
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.
Tobey Runs for President
Tobey runs for class president, but Becky finds out that he has no real reason to run, except to impress Word Girl.
Woofster Defines "Exit
In this clip, your child will learn about the word "EXIT" from Woofster, who explains how to fix a problem started by More Man.
Pig and Ant Play in the Playground
Pig and Ant can teach your child about spelling and problem solving in this clip where they build a word so they can play together at the playground.
A Kindness Tree
Creating a paper kindness tree can help your child take pride in her actions of showing kindness to others.
Magician Sheep Performs a Magic Trick
Sheep needs to spell the word "HAT" to finish her magic trick. Your child can sound out and spell the word together with Sheep.
With these easy to make games, your child can practice letter sounds and letter recognition.
Pet Bot Joke Jam
In this silly game, your child can collect letters to make the Joke Bots spell words to complete hilarious jokes!
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