Here is a good article that some of you may find interesting to read:
Here is a quote from the article:
Getting our kids ready to read is not only important – it is critical! Why – because there is a remarkably strong and stable link between what preschool kids know about words, sounds, letters, and print and later academic performance. Most kids who don’t have this information upon entry into kindergarten will not only struggle there but will have difficulties learning to read through high school, if intensive and informed intervention is not provided.