My niece was reading chapter books by 6-years-old.
My son is nearly 6 and a half and still doesn't want to read. I mean, he knows some sight words, and he knows how to sound things out, but he doesn't really know how to read.
And according to the experts in education, that's totally fine.
Still, I have a little angst over it and at our "Meet the Teacher" interview last week, I brought it up with his Grade 1 instructor.
"Oh, we don't really start doing that until the new year," she assured me.
As the redshirters simultaneously hold kids back so they're big and beefy in the primary grades while Tiger Momming them through literacy routines at early ages, the experts say the most important thing to learn is how to play, not how to read.
Joan Almon is a teacher with nearly 40 years experience. When she first started in the 70s, kids in kindergarten had a play-based education. That slowly slipped away and now kids in preschool andRead More »from Why You Should Stop Pushing Your 5-Year-Old to Learn How to Read