mar6767m asks:

Should my 4 year old be listening to books that a 2nd or 3rd grader can read?

Question: My daughter is 4.5. Her pre-K teacher claims that a child her age should understand books that a 2 or 3-grader can read themselves. She suggested Magic Tree House, which we tried but the vocabulary was to much for her. Also, the teacher suggested Juny B Jones, which is a great series, but has a lot of humor that is not appropriate for a 4.5 year-old, in my opinion (I mean, how is 4.5 year-old going to interpret "I hate school" -- literaly, right?).
Any thoughts from educators about this teacher's impression that a 4-old's should be listening to books that a child who is in 2nd or 3rd grade can read? Thanks.
In Topics: Helping my child with reading
> 60 days ago

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