Children's Books

Reading Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

When I was a second grade teacher, many of my parents had many questions about their child. I wish I had found this organization and their website:  to help answer their questions. is one of the many excellent resources to help parents with concerns and questions.

I found a graphic and ariticle that list the reading skills a child is to acquire at certain ages. The contributor Amanda Morin state an important point: 

"Not all kids develop reading skills at the same rate. But there are some general milestones to look out for as your child grows up. Take a look at how they typically unfold."

Wayne Lee, M.Ed

Read, Speak, Sing: Your Baby and Early Literacy

From the Canadian Pediatric Society: "Learning to read starts from birth. Whether through books, words, or songs – daily language experiences help form an emotional bond with your baby and are vital to the development of your baby’s early literacy skills."

Words on Wheels believe that reading, speaking, and singing to babies and children promote literacy skills.

Video credit: Canadian Paediatric Society/Société canadienne de pédiatrie

Good Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Good Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

How do you choose good books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers? Here is the first rule – choose books that you love! You will read these same books over and over and over, and enjoying them is the first gift you want to give to the little one you are reading with. The first books you choose will be with you until your infant becomes a toddler, becomes a preschooler, and goes off to kindergarten. While there are special guides for differing ages of very young children, you will find that the same book you chose for a 6 week old will still be requested when they are four or five.

So, let’s talk about books . . . .