Hello moms, today we’ll talk about Two Year Old Read. Did you know that 38% of grade four students have reading abilities below the lowest basic level as determined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)? The NAEP is the only ongoing survey of what students known and tracks their performance in a variety of academic subjects for the United States. Inside their report, the NAEP discovered that 38% of grade four students had reading achievement below basic levels, with a basic level reading score being 208.
To place things in perspective, the US reading scale has a top limit score of 500, with average reading scores for grade 4 (217), grade 8 (264), and grade 12 (291). The grade 4 reading achievement levels are categorized by the NAEP as Advanced (268 score), Proficient (238 score), and Basic (208 score), and the fundamental reading achievement level is defined the following by the NAEP:
Fourth-grade students performing at the Basic level should demonstrate an understanding of the general meaning of what they read. When reading text appropriate for fourth graders, they should manage to make relatively obvious connections between the text and their particular experiences and extend the ideas in the writing by making simple inferences. 
Unfortunately, over a next of grade four students read at levels even below basic. Is your youngster having reading difficulties? Research on Phonemic Awareness are finding that early reading helps improves a child’s reading and spelling abilities. In reality, the National Reading Panel has concluded based on their massive review of over 1,900 studies that teaching phonics and phonemic awareness produces better reading results than whole language programs.
There are many documented benefits and advantages of teaching children to learn in the beginning, and teaching them to reading using phonics and phonemic awareness instructions. It is clear that early language and reading ability development passes great benefits to the little one as they progress through school at all grades, and that early language and reading problems can lead to learning problems later on in school. As an example, a Swedish study found that children with a history of reading problems at school entry scores significantly unhealthy on reading in grade 4. As well, children that shows suprisingly low curiosity about books and story reading before age 5 also scored similarly low on sentence reading in grade 4.  This is one among many studies which may have similar findings, and this makes it an imperative for parents to start exposing their children to books and reading at an earlier age.
So how early?
There’s no set guideline on when you should start teaching your kids to learn; however, you can begin cultivating your child’s passion for books and reading as soon as they’re born. Obviously, very young babies wouldn’t even understand what books are, however, talking to your son or daughter and reading to your youngster can help them create a keen liking for books and stories. As your youngster grows and gets older, avoid TV-sitting them, because because they develop a dependency on television as their main source of entertainment, it becomes very difficult to dislodge that require for TV entertainment, and cause them to enjoy reading books. Instead, keep age appropriate books all throughout the house, and read for them often. You will find that they’ll start picking right up books and pretend to see themselves, although at very early ages, they still cannot read.
People typically think that kindergarten or grade you might be a suitable time for his or her children to start reading; however, this is simply not the best approach as studies have repeatedly found that children with good phonemic awareness before entering kindergarten continues to outperform, and achieve exceptional reading and spelling abilities because they progress through school. On one other hand, children who enter school with reading difficulties may continue to have reading and spelling difficulties. Thanks for reading this article about Two Year Old Read and see you next time.
1. NAEP 1998 Reading Report Card for the Nation and the States
Authors: Patricia L. Donahue, Kristin E. Voelkl, Jay R. Campbell, and John Mazzeo
2. J Learn Disabil. 1999 Sep-Oct;32(5):464-72.
Early language development and kindergarten phonological awareness as predictors of reading problems: from 3 to 11 years of age.
Olofsson A, Niedersøe J.
Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden.