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He is good at puzzles and likes me to tell him stories, but....he can't read at all (well he recognizes his name), he does not know his letters, he can't write and struggles to trace. Also he can't pedal on his bike, or dress himself, put on his shoes etc.
I'm a regular reader of all of the MDC boards and the more I read the more I feel my DS is slow...academically.
He is 4.4 years and goes to nursery every afternoon, (he has been going for over a year now), the nursery is Waldorf-inspired and academics are not taught and I have never pushed them at home...he is a lovely, happy boy, spends a lot of time outdoors and loves to paint and draw. He is good at puzzles and likes me to tell him stories, but....he can't read at all (well he recognizes his name), he does not know his letters, he can't write and struggles to trace. Also he can't pedal on his bike, or dress himself, put on his shoes etc.
He has always been about on par developmentally, he walked at 14 months, but was a very late talker (about 2 years).
I know everybody is different with different talents but I just wanted to get opinions...do you think he sounds 'normal' for a four year old?
One question I have is will he continue to be in a Waldorf school? If you are planning on having him to go public K, I would gently start working on some school readiness type skills.
As far as your list the one thing that jumps out at me is that he isn't dressing himself. That is a skill you'd like to see developed or developing in a typical four year old. I would start bit by bit expecting him to take over more parts of that job. You obviously don't need to expect shoe tying, but finding his shoes and trying to put them on his feet is something to work on.
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