Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. DADDY G

    Question words

    My 3 year old daughter (4 in nov.) can read over 40 basic first words in any format.
    Like cards, magnets, text, writing, tv, newspapers. I have nothing to compare this to and wonder if this is average. She is not under pressure to do this. Nursery begins next week and I want this encouraged. Any comments welcome. Ta.

  2. konungursvia's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 5,158

    Re: words

    That's great. I was the same at 3. However, parents often confuse genius and precocity. They imagine Mozart composing operas at 5 and think this is the model for cleverness, and by a sort of understandable logical error, they think that encouraging their children to perform tasks earlier than others provides some sort of advantage.

    My advice is to provide a home full of good examples: lots of books, family time, games, healthy food and family meals, etc. and let her develop at her own speed.

    This a the teacher's point of view, after having seen a number of kids rushed into things so that the parents can talk about how far they've come. It's a bit like trying to stretch your tomato plants in early June.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] words with unexpected meanings
    By daesung in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2008, 16:19
  2. [General] How many English words gotta be mastered for a foreign learner?
    By Arak365 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Aug-2008, 17:41
  3. Slang words
    By hopechest in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 31-Jan-2007, 08:36
  4. Help replacing words.
    By bmass in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-Aug-2006, 04:43
  5. Pronunciation of 'wh-" words
    By Joseph Ho in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-May-2006, 17:31


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts