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 Five
Abby's Sandbox Search
Abby is digging in her magical sandbox. Using a magic shovel, your child can help Abby uncover items that start with the letter shown on the sand bucket.
Silly Story Builders
In this activity, your child can create silly stories in a mad-libs style game.
Super Grover in The Nick of Rhyme
Super Grover is here to save the day! Your child can help Grover find missing items by choosing the correct rhyming words.
Spectacular Sounds Bingo
Princess Presto is hosting a game of letter sound bingo. Your child can practice matching sounds to their corresponding uppercase and lowercase letters to uncover a special picture.
Cryptogram Puzzle #2
Your child can use her detective and vocabulary skills to decode this cryptogram message from WordGirl.
When Martha learns about what a "leash law" is, she is worried Mrs. Demson will make it happen!
Y Do I Love the Letter Y?
In this musical clip, your child can learn about what words begin with the letter Y.
Word Girl defines "DAWDLE" in this clip to describe Mr. Two Brain's behavior (and also, her own)!
The Perfect Ten Problem
Peg, Cat and the Parrot are judging a talent competition and need to make sure each contestant receives exactly 10 points. As your child reads through this interactive storybook, he can think about what number Peg can add to Parrot's score to make sure each contestant receives a perfect 10.
Raise a Reader with Super Why
Super Why introduces children to the power of reading -- and helps kids develop problem-solving skills along the way. Through engaging stories and games, your child can practice key skills like letter identification, word decoding, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.Find Activities