This pictures sums it up.
My oldest struggled with reading. He was 8 before it really clicked. Sure, he could read at an earlier age, but he was not confident in his abilities and it showed.
Finley knows how to write her name, can identify colors, sing her ABCs and 123s, but we are no where near starting to read. But talk to her for two minutes and you'd think she was much older. She absorbs everything around her.
When it comes to reading, the plan is to let things happen naturally. She pretends to read. She shows an interest in it. She asks me "mom, what does this say?"
But, there is no big push to teach her to read because she's "almost 5." Maybe she'll be 6 before she can read, maybe she'll read at 5. Maybe 7. I am really not too concerned about WHEN as long as she CAN.
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As a homeschooling mom who found that her children thrived more when living life together instead of being stuck in a classroom 8 hours a day, I turned my love of travel and educating my kids into the perfect mix: unschooling.