When to start teaching your child to read

Psychophysiologists believe that up to four years the child’s brain is generally not ready to process such abstract information as letters and numbers and contractions grammar. In fact, we see a baby who knows the letters of not only the Russian, but also the English alphabet, but at the same time falls asleep with a pacifier and in a diaper. An imbalance in the development of skills disrupts the emotional sphere of the child and

Row of multiethnic elementary students reading book in classroom. Vintage effect style pictures.

manifests itself in frightening symptoms: neurotic reactions, anxieties, fears, whims, increased excitability, irascibility, demandingness of the child. These are signals that the brain can not cope with the load offered to it. Often a child who can read sentences at such an early age does not fully understand the meaning of the text he has read, for him the image of a letter is just a picture that has its own name, a real understanding of written speech (reading and writing) will occur much later.

Therefore, despite the desire know private school interview questions for parents and to be ahead or at least not worse, we urge you to take a very careful and responsible approach to the issue of early learning to read for your 5-6-year-old preschooler. Wait with the study of the letters until the child is ready. Teaching a child to read is not the main thing that a preschooler needs at this age. We can say that independent reading is just the “tip of the iceberg”, the basis of which are:

1) the successful development of speech perception and speech activity of the child. To master written speech (the ability to read and write), the speech development of the crumbs must meet the following requirements:

the baby’s speech has become clear and understandable, connected and logical, he can freely express his feelings, talk about what he saw, maintain a dialogue;
the child fully understands the text, can retell the content, finds causal relationships;
a preschooler can perform a sound analysis of a word – determine the first and last sounds, find a sound in a word, define a sound as a vowel and a consonant, a consonant – as voiced and deaf, break a word into syllables, find a stressed syllable.
2) the child’s interest in reading, words that start with i, in the book. Most kids have a desire to listen to a book and look at pictures together with an adult – this is a child’s natural need for new interesting experiences. If you read interesting and accessible literature to a crumb, turn to a book in search of information of interest, then gradually the child will understand that reading is a source of knowledge and vivid impressions.