Kids 9 to 10 years

Raising a Reader

Children aged 9 to 10 years old are learning and strengthening their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. The ability to deliver information through the written word is also essential to your child’s success.

Kids aged 9 – 10 years old can benefit from these activities:

1. Talking

Children continue to learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation. Having conversations with your child are opportunities to introduce them to new words. Their vocabulary increases when hearing them within different contexts. However, there is no need to have a lesson plan to talk with your child, just do it for fun!
Learn how.

2. Writing

Reading and writing go together. Both are ways to represent spoken words and to communicate information. Nine- and ten-year-olds are developing their ability to logically order their writings, like book reports and short stories.
Learn how.

3. Reading

No matter what the age, reading to your child is the single most important activity. Nine- and ten-year-olds should be able to read aloud to you now.
Learn how.

4. Playing

Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. For this age group, it is important for them to experience enjoyment through reading that can be applied outside of the classroom or formal instruction.
Learn how.

5. Singing & Music

Music and songs can be a source that gives your child mastery over words and rhymes in language. Practicing music can encourage your child’s sense of accomplishment.
Learn how.

Building a Home Library

A home library for your child is important for developing lifetime readers. Here are some guides to help: