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2. Curbs Behavioral Issues

Reading to children not only imparts language and literacy skills, but it can also help reduce troublesome behaviors. A 2016 study found that three-year-olds who received reading intervention exhibited significantly less aggression and hyperactivity than those who did not. A 2018 follow-up study observed that participants were still less likely to have difficulty with attention and other behavioral problems.

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