How do I know if my child is ready to learn to read? Is three too young? Is six too late? I tortured myself over this with my first and have since learned ways to watch an individual child to see if they can handle learning to read. I would like to share a little trick that I came across a few years ago. It really seems to hold true, so here it is.
Does your child draw people in their pictures? If they do, what do the people look like? Are they big circles with a face? Do they have arms and legs? Being able to draw a person and put the parts in the right place seems to match up with the brain’s ability to put letters together to form words. Let me show you what I mean.
Are you excited about teaching your children, but feel you need a bit of hand holding? I feel very confident putting you safely in the hands of the Elliotts at Homeschooling Torah. Along with their Torah based curriculum, they offer lots of support for things like teaching reading.