The reading light came on for my son in the beginning of first grade. Just like that, almost overnight, my son read a book – Frog and Toad – out loud to me. We laughed together at the funny parts, and I marveled at how few words he stumbled over. It was a big moment, and I knew there was no going back – my little boy was growing into a reader.
Unless your child is way off schedule or you spot warning signs of reading problems, you probably don’t have to worry. Sometimes you have to let go of schedules and enjoy the ride -- they’ll all get there eventually.
My once-reluctant reader has turned into a bona-fide book lover (especially if it's anything related to Star Wars). Now, I sometimes even have to pull him away from a book to come and set the table for dinner.