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caden223
caden223 asks:
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Can a 3 year old really learn to read and do they start that in pre school?

In Topics: Kindergarten readiness, Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago

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ChildSpeechLanguage
Sep 3, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

All children develop the skills needed to begin reading at different rates. Some children demonstrate a love for books, sounds, letters, etc. very early on while other children can barely sit still through a simple picture book.

Although most children are not able to read at 3, for those children who develop an early love for reading, at age 3 they may be beginning to play with sounds, letters, and rhymes which are all pre-reading skills. Although a preschool is not likely going to be teaching reading at 3, they will begin to introduce the children to letters and sounds to help with these pre-reading skills.

If your child seems to be advancing at a faster rate than other children, talk to the preschool teacher about ways to help foster your child’s reading skills and his or her love of reading.

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rkaiulani
rkaiulani writes:
Hi there,

Some gifted three-year-olds may be able and ready to read, but it is unusual that a three-year-old will learn to read at that age and it is not developmentally appropriate for them to be pushed to "read" on their own. However, it is highly beneficial for three-year-olds to be read to and get used to listening to stories, as well as certain "concepts of print" that include the fact that books have pages that turn, reading scans from left to right, etc. Preschoolers are learning about letter sounds, writing letters, and recognizing letters. This is all part of learning to read, but three-year-olds generally do not "read" yet.

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