My 3 1/2 year old "engages in reading-like behavior." He sits down with a book and proceeds to flip through the pages while telling a story that, while he made it up himself, is fairly plausible based on the illustrations. This is IMHO perfectly appropriate for his age.
The standard for a 6-7 year old in first grade, however, should be at minimum the ability to read BOB books.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Crimson Wife on reading-like behavior
re: palisadesk's observation on the difference between reading and reading-like behavior: