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 Six
Your child can follow these instructions to create a dog feeder or a cereal dispenser while learning about the meanings of words such as directions, assemble, and materials.
Super Why Finds the Super Story Answer: "Add
The Super Readers learn what it means to add. Your child will learn about the letters that make up the word "add.
Tobey's Costume Contest
Your child can learn the word "POTENTIAL" in this clip where Whammer talks to Word Girl about Chuck becoming a better villain.
Looking for Woofster
In this clip, your child can help Alpha Pig identify letters to figure out where Woofster is hiding.
Finger Puppet Show
Get creative! Work with your child to make fun finger puppets and then write and act out a play with them.
Music Video: Jessica's 'ai/ay' rap
Jessica raps about the ways to make the "AY" sound, using either the letters A and Y or A and I.
Operation Ice Cream
With new forms of technology and old-fashioned innovations, there are a number of ways to invite friends over for an ice-cream party! Your child will learn words such as communicate and connect. Take it a step further by helping your child make his or her own invitation!
Red Calms Down
Red shows what she learned from the story about what it means to calm down by applying it when she's frustrated.
Pig's cooking show prompts Pig to find out what Dog wants. Your child can learn about spelling in this clip.
Children can use materials from around their homes to dress up Ruff for his next show! Help children explore which properties are best suited for different occasions -- such as a rainy day or a disco party!
Discover Different Dinosaurs from A to Z
Your child can practice the letters of the alphabet while singing a song and learning about the many different names of dinosaurs.
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