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 Seven
Your child can practice fast-paced reading and rhyming skills in this game where Jessica needs to collect rhyming words to catch up with Danny!
Your child can learn Becky's definition for the word "AMUSING" in this clip where the group is patiently waiting to get to the waterpark!
Who is the Masked Bagger?
In this clip, your child can learn about "FLASHBACKS" as Mr. Hardbargain recounts his tricky dealings with the Masked Bagger.
Practicing uppercase and lowercase letters can be fun with this game of matching socks.
Looking for Pieces of Pie
Your child can go on a scavenger hunt at home looking for the letters p, i, and e to help find and spell the missing pie.
Find the Ugly Duckling
Using words from the Ugly Duckling story, you can make a customized word search to help your child practice identifying letters and reading words.
Pig has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Pig.
Marcus is collecting similar sounding words with his skateboard. Your child can practice fast-paced reading skills in this game by helping Marcus sort the wordballs by specific sounds.
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.
Pet-Sitting Tip #4: A Dry Pet is a Happy Pet!
What’s the best material to make a rhino raincoat? Ruff investigates!
WordGirl Doesn't Get Tricked... Much
Your child can learn about journalism, facts, and opinions in this clip where Becky is upset over a newspaper article written by Scoops about Word Girl.
Botsford Family Trial
In this mock trial, TJ delivers a compelling opening statement that can teach many important aspects of public speaking and persuasion.
Raise a Reader with Martha Speaks
Martha is an honest, smart, confident dog who loves to eat -- and talk! Through stories and games, Martha and her friends help your child learn new words and begin to understand what those words mean.Find Activities