Rich sensory experiences (like feeling different textures) help introduce fine motor hand movements, which can strengthen beginning reading and writing skills as your baby grows.

Help your preschooler understand and use descriptive words as she collects and sorts household items by defined characteristics. A strong vocabulary will help your child become a better reader.

Fill up a large plastic bowl with cooked spaghetti and let your toddler explore. Describe what you see your little one do as she experiments with this new medium.

In this activity, your child will learn to use objects to visually represent the sounds in words. In order to become strong readers and spellers, children must learn to segment and blend individual sounds in words.

In this activity, you can help your child talk through some difficult scenarios that they are likely to face when interacting with other children.

You can provide inspiration for creative storytelling by just putting some items into a brown paper bag. The idea of opening up a bag to find surprises inside creates mystery and excitement, while the storytelling involves creativity, oral language skills and humor!

This activity lets your child have some fine motor fun while reinforcing letter knowledge. Your child will match uppercase to lowercase letters using clothespins and cardboard.

Children usually learn letters in their own names first. This is a great place for you to start talking about letters. In this fun activity, your child will love feeding the letters of his name to the Letter Monster.

Playing with dolls and puppets is a great way to build oral language skills in a fun way. Your child can make these spoon people talk with each other, with you or with his toys. All of that conversation will contribute to a healthy use of oral language.