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
The 3-Way Hi-Five
Violet solves the problem of how three people can successfully high five. Your child can follow along with the directions she gives for a 3-way high-five!
Outer Space ABCs
Sing along with a space adventurer and his alien friends to help your child practice the alphabet song.
How to be an Inventor
Inventions are a fun way to feed your child's curiosity. In this click-along story, your child can find out what it means to be an "INVENTOR," and learn some new words along the way!
Ruff's Cookie Creator
Ruff Ruffman is creating new kinds of cookies by experimenting with how much of each of 4 ingredients to add to the recipe. Choose the number of ingredients and how long to bake the cookies to find out what kinds of cookies you can make and serve to customers.
Alpha Pig Feeds Tilden
Alpha Pig spells the word "LEAF" in this clip where he helps his friend Tilden find something to eat.
Silly Story Builders
In this activity, your child can create silly stories in a mad-libs style game.
What makes creaky sounds and what makes crunchy sounds? Listen carefully to the sounds in your environment and then have a discussion with your child about what he hears.
Duck Meets Shark
Your child can learn about making new friends and sounding out new words in this clip where Duck befriends Shark.
Your child can find and sort words that rhyme with frog, bug, and cat in this fun activity from WordWorld.
Wobblebottom and the Super Readers Encounter Quicksand
Your child can practice letter knowledge skills while helping the Super Readers get out of the quicksand.
Music Video: Bossy R
Bossy R is here to change vowel sounds! Your child can learn about letter sounds and word pronunciation in this rockin' musical clip.
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