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 Seven
Neighborhood Clean Up
Daniel, Katerina, and their neighbors work together to clean up their playground. Your child can learn about recycling, community involvement, and reading skills in this story.
Pig's cooking show prompts Pig to find out what Dog wants. Your child can learn about spelling in this clip.
Princess Presto Builds a Tractor
Princess Presto spells the word "TRACTOR" in this clip where your child can learn about letters that make similar sounds and matching sounds to letters,
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!
Super Why Changes Wobblebottom's Story
Help Super Why find the word "world" to change the meaning of the story to find Sophie.
Dress That Rhino
Ruff Ruffman is taking Rhino out for some adventures. Choose the best outfit for Rhino to wear depending on the material required for the event.
Music Video: James Inglehart - Get Your Think On
James Inglehart can teach your child about time-related words in this musical clip!
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.
Super Readers Help Baby Dino
Woofster uses his doggy dictionary to define "herbivore" and "carnivore.
Magician Sheep Performs a Magic Trick
Sheep needs to spell the word "HAT" to finish her magic trick. Your child can sound out and spell the word together with Sheep.
Martha's friend Skits is dreaming of pizza. Your child can learn new baking vocabulary as he sifts, shakes, pours, and mixes ingredients to make a custom pizza for Skits and his friends.
Your child can practice measurement skills and learn cooking vocabulary in this activity where you team up to bake a yummy yellow cake.
Raise a Reader with Martha Speaks
Martha is an honest, smart, confident dog who loves to eat -- and talk! Through stories and games, Martha and her friends help your child learn new words and begin to understand what those words mean.Find Activities