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
Windy McCloud Talks About Temperature
Your child can learn about hot and cold temperature in this clip where Windy McCloud defines "TEMPERATURE.
Bear has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Bear.
Woofster Defines Enormous
There's a puppy in trouble - stuck in a big apple tree! Woofster defines "enormous".
Chuck's New Sandwhich
Scoops writes a newspaper article that gets Chuck all fired up. Your child can watch as Word Girl tries to tell Chuck the point of the article and defines the word "EAGER.
Storybook Village Beach Party
The Super Readers find a note that leads them to secret treasure! Your child will learn about following written directions.
Make A Clock
Using the printable templates in this activity, you and your child can work together to create a handmade clock and then use it to practice telling time.
Lazy Belly Dragging Dog
Your child can learn about fitness vocabulary in this clip where Dr. O'Mayhem tries to sabotage the fitness of the group to make them "LAZY.
Sharing Family Stories
Your child can practice writing and storytelling skills by interviewing family members and retelling their stories.
Something Special for Dad
Daniel is sending a letter to his Dad to show him how much he loves him. Your child can read along with this interactive storybook as Daniel describes how he made and sent the letter.
Super Why Helps Monkey Find His Bananas
Super Why changes a word in the sentence to help monkey find his bananas and solve the mystery.
WordGirl Confronts Mr. Birg
Appearances can be deceiving! Word Girl defines "EMPLOYEE" and "DOPPLEGANGER" in this clip where Mr. Big hires a lookalike to trick her.
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