Not every child learns to read at the same age. While some youngsters start as young as 4 years old, most become readers during first grade.
Parents don't have to wait until children enter school to encourage pre-reading skills. During the preschool years, children learn about objects, events, thoughts and feelings, and develop the language skills and vocabulary they need to express ideas and describe their experiences. They will learn that what comes out of their mouths is represented by words on a page.
Parents can help their children learn these skills, but the goal of all pre-reading activities should be to have fun learning.
In order to prepare a child to become a successful reader:
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