HI .. I have a almost 3.5 year old who is not in kindy (will be in august..we are o/s in china atm). I just received an email from a friend of ours that says her DD who is almost 3 (3 in sept) can read about 20 words! This prompted my DH to tell me to get on to my DS about "educational" things meaning "why cant he read at his age and he is older than their DD... Might I add she is a part time worker (only works 2 days a week) and has a speech therapist sister. I used to work full time and now for the past couple of months trying to settle the kids down o/s after the move. He did attend kindy/daycare while in aus. He loves to read and make up his own stories and i just taught him to write his name!
Anyways..I know i should not be forcing the issue of writing and reading with him but i guess i just need the reassurance. All I know is at this age play and interaction are more important than learning to read words.
Is reading by them selves before 4 advanced or am i just being to laxed with my son (i.e. he is behind). He does watch tv (more than i want to) but i try to keep it to educational shows (and yes its DH who changes it to cartoon network coz he used to say ABC shows were boring...)
I think this just became a semi vent..hmm