My Child knows the alphabet, why isn’t he/she reading yet?

We teach the children the phonetic sound of each letter. This is typically taught at the age of 4, but if a younger child showed interest we would present the lesson. Once the child has learned all 26 phonetic sounds we begin to spell three letter phonetic words such as fox, cat, bug, pen and pig.  After mastering the three lettered words we begin to form 4 more lettered phonetic words such as banana, pompom and truck.