Kids 9 to 10 years: 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.


  • Talk about reading.
    • Newspaper headlines are great conversation starters! By reading just the headline, ask “What do you think the article will cover?”
    • Ask that they think will happen next in a story, by using the information that they have already read, or from a personal experience.
    • Teach your child how to preview a book by reading the front and back covers. This is a skill that will serve them throughout their academic career.

Learn more

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