I guess I'm curious because I know my husband and I were both early readers, 4-5 at least.
But then I hear that they're not expected to read in Kindergarten in public school and if my DS went to ps he would be 6 before he started.
Then I overheard a parent in my sons speech waiting room on the phone saying "And her 4 year old can't even read yet!" as if 4 is too late!
Then on here I've seen parents with kids who are 8-12 barely reading.
So what is the actual ideal age to begin reading? My 4 yo has started sounding out words but is probably a long while off (a year or more) from reading sentences or anything like that.
Being an avid reader myself I feel as if he needs to learn to read asap because once you can read, whole worlds are opened up to you..you can read and learn about absolutely anything..