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My 4 year old has been at school since September and loves it. He particularly loves reading and we have recently brought the Julia Donaldson collection of phonics books. He has got so good at the first stage that the other night he asked for the next stage up, he found this harder but quickly got the hang of the words. He tonight then asked for the harder level. Should I be encouraging this? I obviously don't want to discourage him, but I am worried he hasn't learnt these new sounds at school and that perhaps he should be spending longer concentrating on the other books first to really master them. What do you think? (I have probably answered my own question there!) Just don't want to get told off by the teacher if he hasn't been learning these sounds at school.