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when did your child begin to read? Melissa♥ 1 child; Massachusetts 37472 posts
13th Nov '12

Like what age did you start and when were they more "independent"?



TIA!

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 15782 posts
13th Nov '12

My son is reading now...although he just babbles when he is doing it. lmao



He is one.



I started actually reading when I was 4/5. I was also read to a lot by my family.

ƒideℓis ϟ 1 child; Cherry Hill, New Jersey 5085 posts
13th Nov '12

I started reading before I went to school. My grandmother taught me. I was 4 years old reading on my own.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
13th Nov '12

My son turned 5 the other day and he is just starting to be able to read sight words.
He knows his phonemes, but doesn't quite blend them yet.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
13th Nov '12

My son started reading simple words around 3. Now he's almost 6 and has read the entire "diary of a wimpy kid" series and the first Harry potter.

Boots+3 3 kids; Alberta 328 posts
13th Nov '12

Rue's reading very, very, very basic words right now, and she's 5. She started a couple months ago when she found out one of the boys in her Kindergarten class could read. So just after she turned 5, I guess.



She's fairly independent right now...She'll fight her way through one of Zoe's board books on her own, and just occasionally ask me for help with a word.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
13th Nov '12

My son started reading a few months ago (he just turned 4). He can read most 2 and 3 letter words. He can read some 4 letter words, but the ones with blends are a little more difficult, besides "st".

Melissa♥ 1 child; Massachusetts 37472 posts
13th Nov '12

Okay, sounds good! Yasmine knows about 90% of all sounds of the alphabet, and I am going to start practicing with her more..



what tools did you use to start?

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
13th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melissa♥:</b>" Okay, sounds good! Yasmine knows about 90% of all sounds of the alphabet, and I am going to start practicing with her more.. what tools did you use to start?"</blockquote>



We started hooked on phonics books and computer games when he was about 2 1/2 and before that we just did letter flash cards and asked him "what's this letter? And what sound does it make?" then while we were driving we would point to simple signs like "stop" "bump" "dead end", we just encorporated into our daily lives.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
13th Nov '12
Quoting Melissa♥:" Okay, sounds good! Yasmine knows about 90% of all sounds of the alphabet, and I am going to start practicing with her more.. what tools did you use to start?"


Just read to her every single day.
Anunciate words and ask her questions. "What was your favorite part about of the story?" "Wasn't so-and-so silly? She reminded me of you!"
etc.
She will begin to point out words and ask you to read them to her or ask you how to spell words.
Oh, also, track the words with your finger as you're reading to her

Vincent&Me (Laura) 2 kids; Moab, Utah 7847 posts
13th Nov '12

My son turned 5 in August, and he's starting to read. He can read Hop on Pop as long as I am there to help him through.



We used the Usborne Books Phonics flash cards. Those worked really well for him.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
13th Nov '12

Just a little after 3 yrs old for my middle dd. She is 4 now and reads at a grade 1-2 level. My oldest not till about 4.5 yrs old, she is 10 now and reads at a grade 3 level, its one of her difficulties.