3-5 year old boy with mum reading book

3-5 years

Your child will be learning new things every day. This is an important age to encourage your child to play with others, look at books they like and chat lots.


Talking to your child shows you’re interested in them and care about them. The more they get the chance to speak, the more they’ll learn.


Playing games helps prepare your child for the world. They’ll learn about taking turns, taking risks, emotions and playing well with others.


Reading stories helps children understand change, challenges and feelings. It doesn’t have to be a complicated book. A magazine, comic or made up story will work too.