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
Music Video: Lisa's song, "Follow Through
In this song with Lisa, your child can learn about what it means to "follow through.
Music Man: Car Wash
Music Man wins his video game by teaching about how to chunk and decode long words to read them.
WordGirl is flying through a maze of words! Your child will fly WordGirl through the maze to identify and collect synonyms to solve the maze.
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.
Your child can help Special Agent Jack Bowzer fill in the missing words in the sentence to crack the code.
Super Why Helps Princess Reese
Your child can add words to a sentence to change the meaning with Super Why in this clip where he helps Princess Reese.
Monkey in a Meat Sweater
In this silly clip, Word Girl and Butcher bond over their annoyance with relatives using the word "FUMING" (until the Butcher shoots meat at her).
The Prince Turns into a Frog
In this clip, Princess Presto uses spelling to help her friends solve a problem, and your child can learn how to spell the word "FROG.
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!
Alpha Pig Helps Serena Jump
Your child can sing the alphabet song and spell the word "JUMP" with Alpha Pig in this clip where the Super Readers help a puppy learn to jump.
Build a Tent
In this "pin the tail on the horse" game, your child can practice letter sounds, printing, and rhyming.
Lovely Letter Match Up
Your child can practice letter and sound knowledge with this Super Why memory matching game featuring Princess Presto.
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