iggy wrote:phankao wrote:Han Seo wrote:Earlier does not mean better.
Why can't the child have understood the fundamentals before advancing? Preschoolers should not be underestimated, I feel?
And from experience, I do know that "earlier" means they would have had a deeper understanding and gained more knowledge as a result. This is from my observation of my own 4 kids which comprise of early and late developers.
I personally struggle with the dilemna. A simple illustration (maybe not the best). My toddler can read "3 little pigs" using an abridged text. however she may never ever pick up the original when she is older thinking that she already knew the story and will be bored if i try to revisit it. This can be a missed opportunity to appreciate the original writting, learn more advanced vocab (of corse there are other books) or moral of the story. Earlier is better, not always.
Sorry for my ignorance - may I know what the original 3 Little Pigs looks like (any link? - possible to find in our library?). I'm just being kaypoh. Bc suaku me has never even thought of an Unabridged version of 3 little pigs even though we've read many different books on the story.