Emotional Benefits of Reading Aloud: Age 3

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All those years of reading to your child as a baby and toddler should be really paying off! At 3, you may start to notice that the emotional benefits of reading aloud are beginning to change with your child’s development. Reading aloud together not only help your child grow to love reading, but it also helps kids begin to make sense of the world around them.

  • girl and mom readingMore complex stories are becoming easier to understand
  • Talking with your child about the new ideas and stories you read to her is a great way to continue to develop and strengthen your bond
  • Books and characters can help children through life changes (reading stories about gaining a new sibling, starting school, going to the doctor, etc.)

Read our Guide to Learning to Read for Preschoolers.

Reading Skills Toolkit for 3-Year-Olds

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