What To Read To Your Baby At Each Development Stage
Studies have shown that most children will be able to read between kindergarten and second grade if they are coached by individuals are are close to them such as a parent or teacher. However, they need to go through several stages before they become fully adept at reading and comprehending the written word.
It is important that you monitor your child’s progress through the various stages to ensure that he or she is on track. A pre-schooler is still at the pre-reading stage but should be able to repeat materials that are read to him repeatedly (particularly if the words rhyme).
Once he moves to kindergarten, he should be able to distinguish the different sounds that each letter makes. This ability is very important and must be mastered before your child can proceed to the next level.