When should children learn to read?
My 4 y/o daughter is confusing me. She LOVES books. She will spend hours looking through them and telling herself or her stuffed animals the stories (she has several memorized) but she is resisting learning to read. I know she is not lagging behind in reading and I’m not worried about it. I just thought she would be more eager to really read her books.
I am not pushing it, but I have made a couple of attempts and sight word flash cards and sounding out simple words. As soon as she figures out I am trying to teach her to read, she is done. Should I continue to try or do children hit a point where they are just ready?
I will say she was like this with potty training. She knew what to do, but wouldn’t do it until enough time had passed that she felt it could be her decision. As soon as that happened, she never had an accident. She is very strong willed, to say the least.