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
Martha Speaks Word Spinner
Help your child build storytelling and oral vocabulary skills while playing six interactive mini-games with the whole family.
Put on a Puppet Show
Let the Peg + Cat show begin! Your child can use simple shapes and craft materials to create Peg and Cat stick puppets for his own puppet show.
Alpha Pig Spells "Ramp
Sing the alphabet and find the letters to spell the word ramp with Alpha Pig.
Princess Naila and the Super Readers Find the Treasure!
The Super Readers are on a treasure hunt. While figuring out the secret message, your child can learn about hieroglyphics.
Home Alone in Dr. Two-Brains' Lair
Dr. Two-Brains has left his lair and his henchmen are feeling mischevious. Your child can learn new nouns in this game by aiming a cheese ray at objects to turn them into cheese.
Word Magic, Word Find!
Breaking down compound words from WordGirl into smaller words can help your child learn new vocabulary and recognize words. Try it with this activity.
Storybook Village Beach Party
The Super Readers find a note that leads them to secret treasure! Your child will learn about following written directions.
The Three Little Pigs: Super Why Game
Your child can help the team stop the big bad wolf using her knowledge of opposites.
Music Video: P-Star & Shock - "Chunking
P-Star and Shock rap together to teach your child how to handle reading new long words with a strategy called "chunking.
Dog's Letter Pit
Dog is having fun jumping into a pile of letters. Your child can practice matching letters and their sounds to create words with Dog.
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