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 Two
Tilden Makes a Chrysalis
Princess Presto can teach your child about the letters and sounds in the word "BRANCH" in this clip where she helps Tilden build his chrysalis.
Pig has a room full of words! Help your child find hidden words in the room and spell them together with Pig.
Your child can spell "DINOSAUR" and other fun words in this hide-and-seek letters activity.
Missing Letters Mystery
Determining an item missing from a sequence of items can help your child develop critical thinking skills. In this activity, your child can also practice literacy skills by identifying which letters of the alphabet are missing from an alphabet puzzle.
Tough Questions for the Manager
Word Girl asks the grocery store manager lots of questions to learn more about how he got his job while searching for the Masked Bagger.
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!
Your child can learn about the word "INDICATE" in this clip where Truman and Martha talk about signs.
Cookie Monster T Tiger Song
Cookie Monster sings a song about the word "tiger", which starts with the letter T.
Pig and Ant Play in the Playground
Pig and Ant can teach your child about spelling and problem solving in this clip where they build a word so they can play together at the playground.
Music Video: Find The Compromise
Your child will learn about the word compromise, which occurs when everyone puts their head together to figure out a solution to a problem.
In the Park with Skits
Skits needs help sniffing out new things! In this game, your child can help guide Skits through the park to find pictures examples of the new words.
Raise a Reader with Sesame Street
On this very special street, children learn early language and literacy skills such as letter knowledge, vocabulary, and reading and writing fundamentals.Find Activities