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
Wonder Red Saves Frog
In this clip, your child can help Wonder Red change the word "STUMP" into "BUMP" to save her frog friend.
Write a Play
Just like Princess Pea and Red, you and your child can work together to write and put on a play as a way of practicing writing skills and creative thinking.
Bots and word bits! Your child can build words from word segments in this fast-paced bot spelling game.
The 3-Way Hi-Five
Violet solves the problem of how three people can successfully high five. Your child can follow along with the directions she gives for a 3-way high-five!
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.
Truman's Solar System Game!
Your child can play along with Truman and his friends as he describes his solar system game and defines the word "SUMMARY.
De-hy-what?" Becky defines the word "DEHYDRATED" using the root "HYDRATE" for her friend when she takes care of watering his plant.
Magician Sheep Performs a Magic Trick
Sheep needs to spell the word "HAT" to finish her magic trick. Your child can sound out and spell the word together with Sheep.
Your child can practice letter recognition and letter sounds by creating and completing his own alphabet puzzle.
Martha is learning new vocabulary words and their definitions. With every correct answer, your child will collect more frisbees to play catch with Skits!
Super Grover in The Nick of Rhyme
Super Grover is here to save the day! Your child can help Grover find missing items by choosing the correct rhyming words.
Creating a post office in your own home can be as easy as decorating a shoe box and setting aside time and materials for everyone in your house to make cards or drawings for each other.
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