The child reads before the first grade - talent or wrong ambitions

The child reads before the first grade - talent or wrong ambitions
The child reads before the first grade - talent or wrong ambitions

There are different opinions on the issue of whether we should teach the child to read before the first grade - ambitious parents, educators and psychologists speak on the subject.

The Ambitious Parents

As early as possible. Ideally, when the child speaks, they can begin to learn to read. In the first year, the brain is very active and the little one can learn many things without much difficulty. If the child cannot read, then the parents are irresponsible. Caring mother and father teach their child to read before he goes to school.

The teachers

Before the age of 5-6, the child cannot do sound-letter analysis, but remembers the words automatically, which means that he guesses what is written. These children often encounter problems in the first-second grade in learning the Bulgarian language.


Don't teach a child to learn a skill or sport just because he has to look like others or be more than the table. Otherwise, psychological trauma and disappointments can be expected.

There is no exact age when a child should learn to read - a matter of brain readiness. Here are a few factors that affect this, although there are always exceptions:

Left or right-handed - left-handed and ambidextrous (who write with both hands) study in different time frames than other students.

The leading channel of perception: people with visual memory become readers earlier than people with auditory and kinesthetic memory.

Temperament - a hyperactive child has a hard time staying in front of the primer than a balanced character.

The child should not learn to write before he has mastered oral speech well, which happens between 2 and a half and 3 years. This is how we will know that our child is ready to learn to read:

Has sufficient vocabulary to express his thoughts and needs. Speak in complete sentences.

Does not confuse personal pronouns, verb tenses, correctly agrees parts of speech.

Pronounces most of the sounds correctly (small articulation defects do not interfere with learning to read)

At the age (3-4 years), possible speech therapy defects are also noticeable - delayed development, stuttering, serious articulation disorder. In these cases, do not delay the consultation with a speech therapist who will correct the problems before starting the reading training.

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