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
The journalists talk about the word "DETAILS" in this clip where Becky denies her secret identity.
Neighborhood Clean Up
Daniel, Katerina, and their neighbors work together to clean up their playground. Your child can learn about recycling, community involvement, and reading skills in this story.
Resizing Goes Awry
Size-related vocabulary abounds in this clip where Dr. Two-Brains tries to use his shrink ray on Word Girl and Captain Huggy Face.
Music Video: James Inglehart - Get Your Think On
James Inglehart can teach your child about time-related words in this musical clip!
The Three Little Pigs: Super Why Game
Your child can help the team stop the big bad wolf using her knowledge of opposites.
Oh no, Manny's Word Mangler is breaking words into pieces! Your child can grab the word parts to build new words with the pieces before time runs out.
Pig Becomes Alpha Pig for the Very First Time
The littlest pig turns into Alpha Pig after he finds the letters that spell out stop which stops the big bad wolf from blowing the house down.
Your child can create his own kooky recipes by describing, writing and illustrating the needed ingredients and procedures.
Your child can learn about the word "PESTER" in this clip where Grannie Mae baits the bank customers to pester the tellers while she robs the bank!
Pig Searches for His Lemons
Pig learns what the word search means from the story about monkey and then finds his missing lemons.
Build A Sign
In this activity, your child can go on a sign hunt to practice letter recognition and sign reading skills.
Wonder Red Rhymes With "ail
Wonder Red finds a word that rhymes with trail to help monkey get to the tree.
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