After homeschooling 3 kids for over a dozen years, and working with many more, I can honestly tell you that the idea your child should be reading, writing and spelling all on a single “grade level” is a HUGE lie. Each of these skills is individual and develops in its own time and in its own way for each child.
Life is full of milestones, walking, talking, even getting married. We don’t do those at the exact same age, so why do we start school at the same age? Should we rethink educational milestones?
Homeschoolers have the luxury of learning to read at their own pace, in their own time, and in their own way. As a parent, you may wonder how this magical process will unfold. Will you need to work hard at it? It can be hard to tell but most children follow one of 3 patterns.