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
A Mousy Predicament
Your child can see Martha model good neighbor behavior as she offers to help Mr. Hangburn with his mouse "PREDICAMENT.
Pig has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Pig.
When Ant is sad he's not as big as his other friends, his friends teach him that there's an "ANT" in every "GIANT.
Elmo's World: Books
Elmo wants to make a book. Your child can choose one of the titles -- Up and Away, Under the Sea, or Blast Off -- and then add colors and stickers to the pictures to help Elmo make his book.
Music Video: Hector's Canine Rap
Your child can rhyme along with this rap about being human vs. canine.
Albert Pujols: Athlete
Grover tries to be an "athlete" in many sports, but just can't seem to get it right. Luckily, Albert Pujols is there to help describe the word "athlete.
Super Story Answer is "Evidence
Connect the story and the real world by applying the definition of evidence to help solve a mystery.
The Next Electric Company Star
It's time to determine the next star for The Electric Company. Your child can be the judge on this reality television competetion based game and decide which contestant reads words and sentences the best.
Build A Word Adventure: Truck
Sheep & Dog are on their way to a party, but their truck broke apart into letters. Your child can help rebuild the truck by identifying each letter that spells the word truck.
Your child can learn about the scientific method and the words "ANALYZE" and "THEORY" in this clip of Truman's imaginative daydream.
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.
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