Just like so many things in our children’s lives, learning spelling is developmental. Once you know what the developmental levels are, and what level your child is on, you no longer have to worry about if they are behind or right where they need to be.
When we have our children, it begins. The constant comparison to other children. From who is holding their head on their own, to who is sleeping through the night. Eventually, that turns into who is reading at what grade level and when. Comparison seems to be the name of the game for a lot of parents.
The truth is, just like all of those adorable first milestones are developmental and they will come in time, the same is true for spelling ability. I don’t understand why so many people (both parents and educators) think some magic switch gets thrown at 5 years old making the child ready for school and for formal academics!