She's got a lot of sight words down and she's very good at sounding things out in her head before reading them out loud. She isn't just reciting from memory either, because I can give her a BOB book that she's never seen before and she'll read
it. She loves to read signs and is always asking me what something says and means. I even gave her a few Level 2 "reading with help" books for Christmas and she did - she read with only a little help from me. I usually have to remind her to read only what is on the page and not "assume" a word from the beginning letter. And I have to help, of course, with those weird words that defy phonics or why "read" is sometimes pronounced "reed" and sometimes "red." Fully expected.
It's a little
for me to ask...where other 4 year olds are for the most part. She won't be 5 until March, and she's been truly reading for more than a month.
I know I was reading before Kindergarten, and it was a goal of mine to have her reading before K as well, but I am shocked at how fast and how well she picked it up!