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 Eight
Mini Golf Battleground
Becky defines the word "CONCENTRATE," which she's trying to do so she can win the mini golf tournament honestly.
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.
Ages and Eras
Helen and Alice can teach your child about the words "AGE" and "ERA" as they take T.D. to their favorite parts of the past.
Super Why Changes Wobblebottom's Story
Help Super Why find the word "world" to change the meaning of the story to find Sophie.
Martha Speaks Word Spinner
Help your child build storytelling and oral vocabulary skills while playing six interactive mini-games with the whole family.
Make the Band
Martha is taking over the recording studio. Your child will learn about instruments and new music vocabulary as she composes a song in this Martha Speaks game.
A trip to your local library can be lots of fun! Help your child find a book on butterflies and metamorphosis and then act out how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
Martha, Queen of Dogvia!
April Fools! Martha and Helen play a silly prank on Truman, who defines the word "DUPED.
Tobey's Robot Workshop
Tobey needs your child's help building a hugely evil robot! Your child can follow directions to design, assemble, and give character to her robot.
Letters to Big Bird
Big Bird has received an alphabet letter in the mail. Your child can practice beginning letter sounds by finding the objects that start with that letter.
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