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
Princess Makes a Zipline
Princess Presto can teach your child about the letters and sounds in the word "ZIP" in this clip.
Snow day! After the kids work to collect information on school closures, they celebrate (as cautious Truman defines "RISKY.")
How Do You Measure Up?
In this game from Martha Speaks, your child can find out about measuring and take a fun "quizmo" to see what she learned.
Your child can learn about the word "COMPATIBLE" in this clip where Chuck confronts the other villains.
A Super Race
In this fast-paced letter learning activity, your child can practice rhyming, letter recognition and sounds, alphabetizing, and more by completing segments in a word race.
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.
Your child can practice their spelling as they help Alpha Pig find the letters in the word pumpkin to make the pumkins come back.
Mine Cart Mash
In this online game your child can practice transforming words by adding a letter with a certain vowel or consonant sound.
Kid Math's Coming to Dinner
Rex teaches the definition for the word "CALCULATE" in this clip where Becky and Rex talk about the benefits of secret identities.
Dogs looooove treats! Your child can guide the neighborhood dogs to their favorite treats by tumbling, sprinting, gliding and using other movement verbs that Martha teaches!
Your child can learn about the word "INDICATE" in this clip where Truman and Martha talk about signs.
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!
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