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
Singing together as a family can be fun. Take turns being the vocalist or the conductor to learn about tempo and beat.
Your child can learn about the word "COMPATIBLE" in this clip where Chuck confronts the other villains.
Getting To The Game
Your child can follow along as Martha reads about different ways to travel and learn about how different forms of transportation work.
Win a Plushie!
Ruff has one chance to defeat Glen’s Milk Bottle Pyramid of Doom and win his plushie back!
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.
Martha, Queen of Dogvia!
April Fools! Martha and Helen play a silly prank on Truman, who defines the word "DUPED.
In this game, your child can practice reading skills by matching words and pictures to the missing pieces of four different stories.
Super Why Lands in the Banana Mystery Book
Read along with the Super Why team as they realize two friends have missing items.
Tobey Runs for President
Tobey runs for class president, but Becky finds out that he has no real reason to run, except to impress Word Girl.
Two Brains Puts on a Show
In this silly clip, Dr. Two Brains mistakenly ends up a performer in the Squishy Fun Bots stage show instead of pulling off the heist he planned.
Your child can showcase her creativity in this activity that uses text from newspapers to create new and silly sentences.
Martha needs help driving her crazy vehicle. Your child can learn new vocabulary such as accelerate and transform as he helps Martha deliver packages.
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