Carsyn asks:

 She turned 6 Aug. 14th so she is on the young side. Should we have her repeat Kindergarten if she is not reading yet?

In Topics: Kindergarten readiness
> 60 days ago


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aqblickley writes:
Hi Carsyn,

As they leave kindergarten, kids are expected to know their alphabet, read and write their name, be familiar with letter sounds, and recognize some sight words. So, although kids are generally on the road to reading, it's not uncommon for kids to still be struggling with the concept as they enter first grade.

That said, if a child is on the young side and hasn't reached the academic and social level expected of beginning first graders, teachers, parents, and school psychologists have a big decision to make. In my opinion, it's important that you seek insight from your child's teacher and school psychologist. Make the choice as a team of experts -- you're the specialist on your own child, but they're the trained professionals when it comes to child development and education.

Here's an article that provides some more information on what happens in first grade reading. Hope this helps!

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