Read? when should they start??
As parents, a frequent question is, "Is my child behind?" "Is my child ahead?" "Am I pushing too much academically for my child?"
These questions are important, frequently asked, and are difficult to answer. In searching the US Department of Education, some milestone guidelines have been published.
To assist in internalizing the information, here is a summary:
Children Ages 0 - 3:
Imitate some of the sounds and rhythms adults use when they speak
Begin to associate frequent words with their meaning
Recognize some books by their covers
Pretend to read books and handle them correctly
Produce some scribbles that resemble writing
Children Ages 3 -4:
Attempt to read and write
Recognize common signs and labels
Enjoy listening to stories
Be able to write some letters
Children Age 5:
Retell simple stories
Use descriptive language
Connect letters to sounds
Begin to write common words and phrases
At Kaizen Academy, our Director and educators take these milestones in mind when creating lessons and programs, so we can have every child reach their potential.