Hello ladies! OK so I'm bragging but only a little because I know all kids learn at different levels and some start reading as early as age 4 depending on their interest. I had my first phone conference with my sons Kindergarten teacher. I'm doing public school online for the next couple of years. So she tested his letter recognition and some basic math skills and he's in the 100%ile for Math and 90%ile for Reading/Language Arts. For Math he did basic number recognition and placement basic addition and subtraction of a couple of small numbers. For Language he did letter recognition as many as he can recognize in a mixed sequence as quickly as possible in 1 minute, he also did sight word recognition of like 12 words and got them all right.
So my question is what exactly do most schools require for basic beginning stuff to start kindergarten? I feel like what in the world are parents doing at home with their kids if their kids can't even get basic letter and word recognition? Like I said a small brag given I'm in a group that does all this stuff with their kids I'm sure kind of early instead of waiting for them to be 'school' age. I guess I'm kind of impressed with myself because I didn't think I was doing enough. I didn't treat what I was doing with him for the past two years or so like it was school. We just played a lot of games and I 'taught' when he was willing to sit and learn instead of trying to fight with him to learn what I wanted him to.