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Reading & Language

Reading Milestones

Find out how your child’s reading skills might progress in our age-by-age guide. Get tips on how help them develop by talking, reading and writing together every day.

Girl writing

Writing Development
See how a child’s writing develops from babyhood through third grade.

Father and daughter reading together

Reading Development
Listen to children from kindergarten to third grade read a book aloud.

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