What age should children learn how to read?

United States
September 24, 2006 8:58am CST
my pre-schooler is learning to read in school.. is that ok?
5 responses
24 Sep 06
Why would it be wrong? Providing you aren't pressuring them and making the reading unattractive and they are interested in doing it I can only see it as a good thing! Most schools welcome children who already have the basic grasp of reading and writing.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
24 Sep 06
I think if you pre-schooler can pick it up, that is great! I worked with some one who taught this 3 yur old to read and she read on a 1st grade level. If you can have your child pick up at least the basics and understand phonics, that will help her in school.
• United States
24 Sep 06
How old is that? Why wouldn't it be okay? I learned to read early; I remember wondering in first grade why most of the children couldn't read. Reading is very important -- just make sure the child gets exercise and doesn't spend all day focusing closely on books.
@shuz697 (1046)
• United States
24 Sep 06
yes of course it is ok... the sooner they can read the better.. my son is in grade 1 and he can read now which I am sooooo proud about.. all reading is good for kids there is no age to early to start reading ... my son also started to learn to read in preschool which was great!!!
• United States
24 Sep 06
I think that wonderful. My parents start to help me learn how to read when I was really young. Im very glad about it now. I love to read now! My 5 years old nephew, he cant read yet. He love to look at the pictures and trying to learn.