Professionally, I am asked over and over again when a child will read. We have become such a competitive society that even non-competitive people seem to put due dates on everything. Including when our children will read.
Will she read soon? Isn’t it late? She should be reading by now, right?
I often tell the story of my own two girls. My oldest didn’t read much at all until she read everything at the age of six. My youngest began sounding out simple words at the age of four but has taken much more gradual steps toward fluent reader than her older sister did. Sometimes, I’m pretty sure people think I’m making this story up to make them feel better.
Therefore I was thrilled when I read my dear friend Sara’s post titled, The Reader. Turns out her children’s reading story is pretty similar to mine.
Make sure to click through for a fun read and even an adorable video of sweet Susanna reading…