Infants and toddlers benefit from hearing books read aloud as it builds a lifelong love of reading. Books with simple pictures, repetition, and familiar topics allow children to make connections and build knowledge. ReadingIQ includes hundreds of professionally voiced-over titles that are perfect for pre-readers. As they listen with their families, children become more familiar with sounds and patterns in language, which is an essential early literacy skill.
EMERGING READERS: Ages 2–4
Emerging readers need exposure to rich language experiences that help them grow their vocabularies, build knowledge about the world, and learn how books work. This collection includes alphabet books, rhyming stories, and simple nonfiction picture books with familiar and appealing topics. Hearing these books read aloud will help children develop a love of stories and reading. Some emerging readers will be ready to independently read books with simple language and pictures.
GROWING READERS: Ages 5–8
Growing readers are making strides in their learning and development with increases in both reading fluency and comprehension. Our collection includes books with simple language, early chapter books with engaging characters, picture books with light-hearted stories, and nonfiction texts that provide informational graphics to support understanding. The collection also includes many Read to Me books to support readers in developing listening comprehension.
INDEPENDENT READERS: Ages 9–12
Independent readers select books based on their interests, and they actively engage with what they read. Comprehension is essential as they shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” This collection offers a wide range of genres and styles, including nonfiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, poetry, and much more!