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    School-Age Readers


    From kindergarten through third grade, your child's ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, you can continue to play a role in your child's reading life.

    A child first learning to read gets more information from listening to books than from reading them independently. This is especially true of vocabulary - your child will learn more about what words mean by hearing books read aloud and discussing words with you than from reading on his or her own.

    And even as your child's reading skills improve, reading aloud together can foster a sense of closeness and help impr ... Continue reading School-Age Readers.