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The Guide to Ages 3-5

The Guide to Ages 3-5

Take a peek at some of the major achievements of this age, and get a more in-depth view of the many things that children this age are learning!

Use this guide to explore the development of your 3-5 year old. Plus, check out the books and resources below that support the development of your 3- to 5-year-old.


Use this guide to learn about the development and books and resources that help the development of your 3- to 5-year-old.
The preschool period is a time of rapid growth along a number of developmental measures, especially children’s thinking abilities, or cognition.
Learn strategies and activities to help your 3- to 5-year old master language use.
Most 3- to 5-year-olds learn by hands-on interactions and, of course, by asking questions. Take a closer look.
Support your child’s creativity now and set the stage to foster continued creative development in the future.
During the ages of 3 to 5, children learn to become self-sufficient, how to relate and interact with peers, and more!


Use the below activities to ignite your child’s passion, nurture a weak area, or foster the advancement of a strength.
Take advantage of bubbles’ endless learning benefits with these fun (and sometimes messy) activities.
Some 3- to 5-year-olds show signs of learning struggles early on. Try these activities to support your struggling learner.
If your preschooler is looking for a challenge, try these advanced books and activities.

Book Lists

Overwhelmed by endless amount of books and learning resources for your children? Follow this guide.
Is your 3- to -5-year-old obsessed with dinosaurs? We've got your complete list of dino books that build important child development skills.
Use the book and author suggestions below to match the reading level and interests of your child.
Check out these versions of classic tales with less text and more colorful illustrations than the originals. Perfect for preschoolers!
Learning to make and predict rhymes is an important part of a preschooler's literacy development. See our top picks for rhyming books.
Give some of these great math reads for your preschooler a go. They add up to fun!

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