A look at what kids begin to learn when they’re in kindergarten.
Once children enter kindergarten, many kids begin to learn to read. Granted it won’t be War and Peace, but they will begin to decode letters and some words. Many parents are concerned if their child isn’t picking up on reading as fast as others, but as Cathy Puett-Miller, author of Anytime Reading Readiness says, rather than worrying, parents need to keep reading fun. “Parents that have young children are seeing what I sometimes call the rush-to-read, but that is actually counterproductive. Most children who attend kindergarten will learn to read sometime during that kindergarten year, usually four or five years old for most children because that’s just where our educational system is.”
Here’s what Puett-Miller suggests to do if you’re concerned. “If your child is not reading by that time, talk with the teacher, sit down and find out what’s going on, but keep the playful, pleasant experience with reading close at home because that will help them if they’re struggling.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Cathy Puett-Miller, author of Anytime Reading Readiness.Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.