Our Unschooling Adventure - which officially started in Lowell in the Fall of 2005 - now continues in Berlin.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Moore Foundation

I came across this link through another blog. Here's an excerpt from the Moore Formula page:
"...don't subject your children to formal, scheduled study before age 8 to 10 or 12, whether they can read or not. To any who differ, as their evidence let them read Better Late Than Early (BLTE) or School Can Wait (SCW). In addition to our basic research at Stanford and the University of Colorado Medical School, we analyzed over 8000 studies of children's senses, brain, cognition, socialization, etc., and are certain that no replicable evidence exists for rushing children into formal study at home or school before 8 or 10."[bold in original]
Supriya, at 6 1/2, is not ready to start reading. To me it looks like her perceptual apparatus (eyes, brain etc.) is not developed enough for reading to become a habit. She certainly has come a long way over the last year, and that gives me confidence that she will start reading when she is physically ready and motivated.

Now to read those two referenced articles...


Blogger DannyHSDad said...

Great post. Keep researching since my sons started reading late but at 11 and 12, they seem OK (we may be delusional but only time will time).

As long as the parents are modeling life long learning, I believe the children will catch on, like saying "I don't know the answer, but let's read about it and find out together."

11:37 PM

Blogger Elizabeth said...

My son Zachary just has not had the skills to learn to read--memory was a big issue for him. If he was trying to sound out CAT, he'd forget what the C made by the time he got to the A. It'll come! He's 8 now, and slowly getting it. He hasn't had any point of revelation--yet. Maybe it'll come, or maybe he'll just have to keep plugging away at it. It's totally up to his own interest, though, and he wants to read!

12:16 PM


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