Kids 6 to 8 years: Reading

Your 6-year-old is beginning to read and your 8-year-old is self-assured in reading. Engaging children in these activities can continue their growth in literacy skills. Make sure your child continues to read by setting a special time each day for reading aloud together.


  • Read books.
    • Let your child see you enjoying reading.
  • Encourage your child to read to you.
    • Ask your child to read their favorite story to you.
  • Play games.
    • Play communication and educational board games with your child which involve words, such as those based on crossword puzzles and charades.

Learn more

Parents and caregivers, here are some books on reading for kids.