My five year old is happily reading on his own....YIPPPPEEEE, a big milestone here at the Sanford home and he can TIE HIS SHOES!!! These are two big requirements in our household when you reach the age of FIVE.
The first week he read on his own, we all had to take turns listening to him read. Over the past 23 years of raising kids, there have been a number of reading methods, but the one that seems to work for me is the good old fashion, Dick & Jane...see Spot run series of books. This three volume set has gotten plenty of use in this house...Tavi, it's your turn next.