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The Big Idea: Reading aloud to someone else builds both confidence and reading skills.

Building Reading Confidence

Reading & Writing Age 2 to 6 10 Min


Together, watch Abby Cadabby read to baby Marco, then invite kids to read a favorite book to younger siblings, friends, pets, stuffed animals, or dolls. They don’t need to be able to actually read the words in the book—they can use the pictures to tell the story. You can even record them reading (they’ll love listening to their own voices afterward, and they’ll know you’re proud of their efforts)! If you don’t have a book, kids can tell a story from their imagination—that also prepares kids for reading.