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Anonymous
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I have a 3 year old in my class that is reading well enough that I can let him read to his classmates and he can read a whole book without help. Nothing like too complicated. But the easy reader kindergarten books and stuff like that.

I was talking to his mom and told her I was really impressed with him, that it shows she has done a lot to work with him. And I know she’s a single parent and that’s not easy.

She laughed and said “I wish I could take the credit. It’s all self taught. I just put reading games on his iPad and let him go.”

I don’t know why. But that really disappointed me.

Is every child this day and age being raised by electronics?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:22 PM
That is kind of sad. 😞 I guess some kids are really on their own.
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:23 PM
Sadly, yes.
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:23 PM
Sadly, yes.
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:23 PM
Sadly, yes.
MeaganP
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:24 PM
4 moms liked this
At least he can read and it's not cartoons
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:26 PM
I know. It just makes me sad. Here I was thinking at least one of my kids had a great Parent at home. But nope. She’s letting an iPad raise him.

Quoting Anonymous 2: That is kind of sad. 😞 I guess some kids are really on their own.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:28 PM
I agree.

Quoting shell3m: That is sad. My boys know all that stuff but it because I taught them. Everything can be a shape, color, or number. They loved it.
kcangel63
by on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:28 PM
My 2nd was self taught at 3. However, it wasn’t with electronics. We read to her a lot, and her bigger sister was homeschooling. It was a combination of things, but we weren’t actively “working with her” with reading. Her preschool teacher told us how impressed she was with her reading and I didn’t know she could read because she never would around me.
Curlymom234
by Flamingo lady on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:29 PM

That's sad. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:32 PM

My DD was reading really well at that age and most of it was self taught as well.  I just left the stuff that promoted reading lying around the house and let her have accesss to "Tad" (Leapfrog Talking Letter's Factory DVD) whenever she wanted.

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