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5 Children’s Shows That Promote Literacy

Let’s be honest with each other.  Sometimes, you need a break from your kid.  It maybe that you need 5 minutes to sit down and rest or you need some time to get dinner started, but you need to have some down time.  For me, although I try to limit my daughter’s screen time, I do let her watch some shows from time to time.  Just today, I turned on Leap Frog’s Alphabet Factory while I was getting dinner fixed.  I try to make sure that the shows that K watches have an educational aspect to them.  Here are 5 shows that K loves and I feel confident letting her watch.

1. WordWorld– A show where the characters are created with the letters in their name.  The stories are short and the songs are very catchy.  It teaches little ones how letters are put together to form words.

2. Super WHY!  Kids with super hero literacy powers help famous storybook characters.  Each hero has a different power.  Not only does this show promote literacy, but also the power of working together for a common goal.

3. Martha Speaks–  Follow the adventure of Martha, the speaking dog.  When she accidentally consumed alphabet soup, she gained the ability to speak her mind.

4. Reading Rainbow–  This has to be one of my all time favorite shows.  I remember watching this show when I was little and I cannot wait to see K enjoying it as much as I did!  Go along with the host, LeVar Burton, as he and his friends give recommendations of what books to read.  Although this show may seem outdated to some, i feel that most stories are timeless and can be enjoyed by many generations.

5. Leap Frog’s Letter Factory–  Join Tad and his friends as they go to the factory where each letter learns its sound.  This is great for pre-readers who are beginning to learn the names and sounds of each letter.

3 thoughts on “5 Children’s Shows That Promote Literacy”

  1. Love this! I am constantly looking for programs that are educational, otherwise we tend to skip them in our household.

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