Dr. Laura Markham has an excellent parenting site called AhaParenting.com. If you haven’t already heard about it or read any of her articles I highly recommend them for wonderful parenting advice. Below I have copied the first section of her article discussing Toddlers & Preschoolers using television and computers.
The ability to read opens up a door to a whole other world for children and by reading to your child you are giving them a window into that world.…
The Fallacies of Early Literacy
Our schools and educators have misled us to believe that children who cannot read by the age of 6 or 7 will struggle in school however the truth is that we create their struggles in school by pushing them to read before they are ready. Children who are under 7 are not yet fully grounded in their own bodies they have not yet anchored their physical space and are not ready to enter the logical processes of reading before their 7th birthday.