My son will be three in a month. He can read several words already. They are mostly familiar words, like Mom, Kevin (his name), other family members' names, names of cartoons that he likes, names of stores that we frequent, etc.
Is this common at his age? I don't know because he is an only child. I'm just curious if this falls under the "possibly gifted" category, or if it is something all kids start do at this age. He's been doing this for the last six months or so. I noticed it when he started pointing out the words "stop" and "go" (he is a HUGE fan of cars and all things traffic related) but I thought it was just him recognizing the colors red and green and making the association. Then it continued with other words.
Any input is appreciated!