Will Listening to Audiobooks Make It Harder for My Third Grader to Learn to Read?

(Understood.org) You’ll be happy to hear that the answer is “no.” Listening to audiobooks won’t slow down the development of your child’s reading skills. In fact, many experts will tell you it can help make her a better reader. The first thing to know is that listening to audiobooks isn’t “cheating.” The main purpose of reading is to get information. It doesn’t matter what path that information takes to reach the brain. Read More

Publication:      Understood.org
Author:             Jamie Martin