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At what age is my child expected to start reading?

I have heard that children start reading by 3-4years and can as these are their critical years.
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  May 21, 2013 by Anonymous
There is a lot of debate about the best age to learn to read. Some children as young as 9 months old can 'read' or recognize letter shapes and mimic simple sounds. Interest and temperament play a huge part in when your child is ready to read. While there is a lot of reading software or many online reading programs, kids start reading when they're ready. The average age is somewhere between four and eight years old. Regardless of when they start to read and write, all kids will pick it up when they're ready.
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  May 21, 2013 by Anonymous
Most children begin basic memorization of the English alphabet between the ages of 3 and 5 and when they enter Kindergarten (age 5-ish), are ready to begin associating sounds with the letters. Understanding that letters have sounds and come together to make words usually doesn't really happen until age 5 or 6.
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  July 18, 2016 by barbcam261491 at gmail dot com
3 and 4 would be awesome if Xavier could have read by then, but a little to early for some kids and Xavier is most likey to be able to read by 6.
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  March 11, 2017 by Anonymous
It's never to early to start introducing them to reading. Establishing the importance of the written word helps children develop an interest in it; my kids started reading just shy of two. However, no one seemed to expect my son to be able to read at all until after kindergarten.

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