As a mom and Reading Specialist, I am very aware that there is no specific age when children are ready to read. There are many factors to consider when trying to pinpoint if your child is ready to read. One tool I have found useful is from Reading Rockets. Their screening tool is very easy to use and is interactive and self-scoring. If you feel that your child may be ready to begin reading it is a great place to start. With that said, I hope you will use this tool as one assessment of reading readiness and not take it as you sole deciding factor for readiness.
Click HERE to access the directions and screening tool.