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Children benefit from read aloud until 13

Although reading aloud to young children has obvious benefits for little ones (especially pre-literacy), it does not mean you should stop reading to them as soon as they can read on their own!

Children can listen at a higher language level than they can read, so reading aloud makes complex ideas more accessible and exposes children to vocabulary and language patterns that are not part of everyday speech.

When should you stop reading aloud to your child? It isn’t until around the age of 13 that reading and listening skills level out. So keep on reading until then, the benefits are the same as reading to them when they were little!

Children benefit from read aloud until 13
Keep reading to children until 13

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