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
Pig is Proud
Pig learns to be proud of what makes him different in this clip where your child can learn about friendship, embracing differences, and the word "PROUD.
Alpha Pig and the Grumpy Mice
Your child can spell "FLY" with Alpha Pig to help Clara and the Nutcracker escape the Mouse King.
Your child can design his own storybook featuring favorite Sesame characters in this pick-your-own-adventure game.
Tilden Makes a Chrysalis
Princess Presto can teach your child about the letters and sounds in the word "BRANCH" in this clip where she helps Tilden build his chrysalis.
Egg-Cellent Alphabet Hunt
Your child can learn to identify and write letters to form new words with this alphabet egg scavenger hunt.
Pablum's the odd new addition to the alphabet soup factory given his specialty is punctuation! In this clip, your child can learn about the purpose of punctuation and the word "INQUIRE.
The Cook-off Part 2: How to Un-toast Toast
Can Ruff figure out how to un-toast toast, or is he out of luck?
Super Stuff Design Center
It's time to get creative with Super Why! Your child can decorate a card, poster, or bookmark with Super Why characters and phrases in this online game.
Pet-Sitting Tip #3: Turn Your Rhino into a Dog
Can Ruff find the right material to transform Fluff the Rhino into Fluff the Dog?
The Cook-off Part 4: Ruff Mixes It Up
Ruff learns that when creating a colorful dessert, mixing the right ingredients matters!
In this creative family game, slowly add details to an ongoing story until it becomes silly, bizarre, wacky and weird!
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