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 Three
V Freeze Tag
In “V is for Vacation,” Duck finds many things that are shaped like the letter V, including a “V” formed by birds flying together. Help your child learn the shape of the letter V in this fun tag game.
Celeb Cam: Andrea Burns
Manny's mom can teach your child about using the word "HOW" in sentences or to ask questions in this clip where she brags about Manny.
Lickety Letter Bingo
In this game, your child can practice identifying letters with Alpha Pig. At the end, he will uncover a fun picture from Super Why!
Grab It and Run
In this relay race, children make predictions and test which properties of objects help them make it to the finish line without breaking any materials!
Y Do I Love the Letter Y?
In this musical clip, your child can learn about what words begin with the letter Y.
Frog's Rhyming Machine
Frog loves to rhyme! Your child can practice identifying words that rhyme by playing a game with Frog's Rhyming Machine.
Wonder Red & Miss Meow Find a Note
Your child can learn about "-OP" words that rhyme in this clip where Wonder Red explores words like "HOP" and "TOP" to solve a problem.
The Giant Cheesteroid
Your child can learn the word "VAST" in this clip where Word Girl and Dr. Two Brains try to be friends.
Music Video: Manny's Guessing Game
Your child can rhyme along with Manny's rap about his master plan.
Win a Plushie!
Ruff has one chance to defeat Glen’s Milk Bottle Pyramid of Doom and win his plushie back!
Rock 'N Read Jukebox
This collection of Super Why songs focuses on early literacy skills including the alphabet, rhyming, and understanding the sounds letters and words make.
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