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
Woofster Defines Enormous
There's a puppy in trouble - stuck in a big apple tree! Woofster defines "enormous".
Super Why Lands in the Banana Mystery Book
Read along with the Super Why team as they realize two friends have missing items.
Dogs on Ice
Your child will learn new words such as "near, around, and over" as she makes a skating routine in this Martha Speaks game.
Super Readers Challenge
Super Why and friends are practicing the alphabet, spelling, rhyming, and reading! With this game, your child can practice recognizing letters and their sounds, identifying rhyming words, spelling, and reading sentences.
In this activity, your child can work on conflict resolution skills by using two stuffed animals to role play and brainstorm solutions to solve a conflict.
Music Video: Jessica's "ed" rap
This Electric Company rap teaches about the suffix -ed to turn a word into the past tense.
Prankster Planet: Reverse-a-ball
The Electric Company needs to stop Francine from reversing all the words on Earth. Your child can help save the words by practicing using and creating graphs to represent information.
Bots and word bits! Your child can build words from word segments in this fast-paced bot spelling game.
Y Do I Love the Letter Y?
In this musical clip, your child can learn about what words begin with the letter Y.
Creating a memory book of experiences can help your child develop creativity and language skills as well as provide a long-lasting art project that can be read again and again.
Create a Super Dog
The new puppy needs your child's reading skills! Practice matching written words to verbal definitions in this Woofster puppy game.
Becky learns the value of being proud of her accomplishments and talks about the multiple applications of the word "TRIUMPH" to her life.
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