Just as parenting is not a competitive sport, neither is learning to read. If your child’s school has a reading scheme and you can see that other children are ahead of or behind your child, it can worry a parent. There is a wide range of reading achievement that still fits within the boundaries of normal and appropriate progress. If there is a learning difficulty, the teacher will let you know. If you are worried, speak to the teacher to ask about your concerns.
First published in my parenting column in the Croydon Advertiser on 31st May 2013
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