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 Four
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!
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!
Super Readers Help Baby Dino
Woofster uses his doggy dictionary to define "herbivore" and "carnivore.
Helen's here to help define "PUNCTUATION" in this clip where Helen punctuates Martha's sentences.
Alice has some trouble telling her story to the class. In this clip, your child can learn about storytelling and the word "COMPREHEND.
Dog is always looking for fun WordThings in his house. Your child will explore and learn about letters and words as he spots the words that look like objects with Dog.
Build A Word Adventure: Ball
In this game, your child can help the Word friends by solving riddles and making them a basketball.
WordGirl's Robot Buddy
Word Girl has to team up with Tobey to defeat the Coach! But first she has to explain the word "CACKLE" when she hears his evil laugh.
Cold As Ice
Combining literacy and science, your child can make a healthy frozen snack while learning temperature vocabulary!
Skits' and Martha's new friend Candy feels "ACHY," so they offer to help find a ball buried in the yard.
Red Uses Her Manners
Little Red wants a piece of cake! In this clip, your child can learn about good manners, letters, and spelling.
Comic Strip Capers!
WordGirl is fighting villians in these fun comic strips. Your child can choose the words to create his or her own comic strip story and help WordGirl defeat these troublesome characters.
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